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The funeral for Andrew Brown Jr. is underway

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Courtesy Ben Crump Legislation

Authorities have launched few particulars about what led to the capturing on April 21, when Andrew Brown Jr. was fatally shot by Pasquotank County deputies who have been making an attempt to execute a warrant. An unbiased post-mortem commissioned by Brown’s household and their attorneys mentioned Brown suffered 5 gunshot wounds — 4 to the best arm and one to the again of his head.

State legislation requires a court docket order for the discharge of physique digital camera footage. A North Carolina choose dominated final Wednesday that Brown’s household could be allowed to see physique digital camera footage of the capturing, however the movies wouldn’t be made public for 30 days.

Earlier within the week, Brown’s household was in a position to view a brief snippet of footage, about 20 seconds lengthy, which a household lawyer mentioned depicted an “execution.”

Solely two relations, together with Brown’s son, Khalil Ferebee, have been in a position to see the footage together with authorized representatives, Harry Daniels, one of many household’s attorneys advised CNN on Sunday.

The household and the district lawyer have given completely different accounts of what occurred, with the latter saying in a court docket listening to final week that deputies fired when the automobile Brown was driving made contact with legislation enforcement. However the household and their attorneys mentioned Brown was driving away to avoid wasting his life.

The capturing is below investigation by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. The FBI has additionally opened a federal civil rights investigation into the capturing, in line with the bureau’s Charlotte area workplace.

“I need y’all to listen to the ache on this neighborhood. The ache, the yelling that y’all hear, the agony that y’all hear — that is ache,” household lawyer Chantel Cherry-Lassiter mentioned in a information convention final Tuesday. “And a number of time ache is interpreted as rise up or no matter individuals wish to interpret it as. Name it what it’s. It is painful for this household. It is painful for this neighborhood.”

Brown’s funeral service at present follows these of not less than two different Black individuals killed in encounters with legislation enforcement in current weeks: Daunte Wright and Ma’Khia Bryant.

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