Lawyers for the family of Andrew Brown Jr., a black man who was shot dead by North Carolina stock officials while trying to be arrested last week, said the handwriting showed Brown’s “assassination” and blamed the undercover officers for watching the “short” video. .
Lawyers said Brown, 42, was driving his car when several ambassadors began shooting at him on his way to Elizabeth City, along a river near the Virginia border.
The officers continued to shoot Brown after removing them from the car, according to lawyer Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, who said Brown did not intimidate the group of seven or eight police officers who were at the scene.
“They were shooting and saying: ‘Let me see your hands!’ immediately, “Cherry-Lassiter told reporters Monday. Let’s take a closer look: This was a murder trial. ”
The shooting took place Wednesday, a day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of the murder of George Floyd after a notorious crime, has so far sparked small, peaceful protests in Elizabeth City, whose population is about 18,000 and half African Americans.
But the city, located on the Pasquotank County bench, had it announced the emergency Before showing the video to the couple, he hopes that it will bring some chaos.
Sheriff Tommy Wooten and Deputy Chief Daniel Fogg said last week that the shooting took place while ambassadors were trying to arrest and investigate Brown’s credentials that had arisen due to legal issues, and that Brown had a history of refusing arrest.
He also urged the public on Monday not to pass judgment until all evidence has been proven.
The death certificate showed Brown dead with a gunshot wound to the head, according to CNN.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
Ben Crump, a family lawyer, said there was evidence from at least nine cameras, including police body cameras and dashcam videos, but that the victim’s lawyers were only shown a second 20-second episode from a single video of the case after Pasquotank County Attorney Michael Cox showed more details.
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“We don’t feel like we have a show. We just saw a summary of the video,” Crump said. “He was going to show the whole video, and then he decided he was going to change.”
Crump has served as a public prosecutor in the families of Floyd, Daunte Wright and other African Americans. killed by the police.
Chauvin, Floyd’s killer, was sentenced on June 16. Kim Potter, A former Brooklyn Center police officer who killed Wright after he appeared to have mistaken a Taser rifle, will appear in court on May 17.
Potter is accused of killing his friend in Wright’s death.
Minneapolis saw it dangerous protests the following year Chauvin’s verdict, but it has been steady since the verdict of wrongdoing was announced.
Chauvin’s loyalty is seen by activists as a first step positive change for the police.
Cox released the document early Monday to explain why it takes so long to produce video evidence. He also said government regulations allow government officials to confuse the face if there is a need to protect effective internal investigations, and the process took time.
Wooten said last week an investigation was submitted to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and that it contained a video camera.
SBI spokeswoman Anjanette Grube said the investigation would be completed as soon as possible. Grube said the SBI does not have the power to release the video, which must be lit by a court under state law.
Wooten said his office is asking the court to approve the video to be made public. Lawyers for the Brown family said the court should discuss Wednesday so that footage of the images could be reported in the media.
Wooten’s office said Friday that seven supervisors had been placed on leave after the shooting and that three other caregivers had resigned, although resigning was not related to the shooting.