ELI AB ABET CA CITY AK, NC – Pascot County Sheriff Tommy Wouten on Thursday released the names of seven MPs involved in the deadly shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 21.
All seven were on administrative leave after the filming, but a study of the body և camera footage shows that four of the deputies never fired weapons. Those deputies have been restored to active duty.
“There is a need for further investigation into the three MPs who fired their guns; they will remain on administrative leave until the end of the internal investigation; (or) the criminal investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation,” Vuten said in a statement.
Andrew Brown Jr. was shot five times, including once in the back of the head, with a family autopsy showing deputies serving in Brown’s home in Elizabeth on search warrants and arrest warrants.
The seven deputies identified by Vuten.
Investigator Daniel Meads (on administrative leave)
Deputy Sheriff Robert Morgan (on administrative leave)
Kpl. Aaron Luell (on administrative leave)
Lieutenant Steven Jud ad (active duty)
Governor Michael Svindel (active duty)
Captain Kenneth Bishop (active duty)
Governor El Oel Lansford (active duty)
Here is what we know on Thursday.
When will the judge review the release of the camera?
For 10 days, Brown’s family was allowed to watch more footage of the body camera, the judge ruled after deciding to release the videos publicly.
Judge Ffster Foster said Wednesday that he would review the arguments for releasing the staff after the State Bureau of Investigation investigates and: the district attorney will be able to rule on possible charges.
Foster’s decision not to release the video was condemned by a lawyer representing the Brown family. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
Brown’s funeral is scheduled for Monday; Civil rights leader Priest Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy.
Foster said he would reconsider releasing the footage in 30-45 days. District Attorney Andrew Wembley said he believes the State Bureau of Investigation, which oversees the independent investigation into the shooting, will be able to complete its work so that it can make any indictment.
Foster said he did not release the footage out of caution to prevent any threat of a fair and impartial trial if charged. He said that now the release could threaten the security of those seen in the footage.
Why so few details about Brown’s death? Experts say that by keeping information, the police are promoting the death of Andrew Brown Jr.
The Pasquotank County attorney requested that the Brown family be released on behalf of the Pasquatank County Sheriff’s Office. Vuten said he was disappointed the video would not be released immediately, but that he would respect the judge’s decision.
“Although we are unable to show the public what happened right now, independent investigators are working to complete their investigation,” Vuten said. “As soon as I am given all the relevant facts, I will act quickly to ensure accountability. I will be as transparent as possible with the public.”
Foster said the Brown family should be allowed to watch the footage for 10 days. The faces of the deputies involved և the identification badges will be blurred և some parts may be cut off.
A coalition of media organizations, including Gannett, the parent company of the US TODAY, requested that the footage be released as well.
Foster decided that the media outlets could not leave the video to them.
“If the media can not go to court to publish the video of the law enforcement, the general public does not apply either. We think this is legally wrong, “said a statement from Mike Tadic and Amanda Martin, lawyers representing the coalition. “We will receive the judge’s written order when we receive it, and we will then decide how best to appeal it immediately.”
Brown’s Advocate և The district attorney offers a variety of body cell accounts
On Monday, the Brown family watched a partial, edited video of the camera body.
Lawyer Chantelle Cherry-Lassiter said after watching the video with the family that it showed that Brown was driving his car with his hands, not a threat to MPs.
“They are running until his car is shot,” said Cherry-Lassiter. “He finally decided to try to escape, he stood back, not going to the officers at all.”
Wembley called Chery-Lassiter’s story “obviously false.”
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“When it duplicates, it really connects with law enforcement,” Wembley said. “According to Wembley, the car stops again. The next movement of the car is ahead. It is aimed at law enforcement, it forces you to contact law enforcement, and only then do you hear gunshots. ”
After the hearing, Cherry-Lassiter stood by her comments.
Another lawyer for the Brown family, Harry Daniels, said the discrepancy showed why the video should be made public.
In a statement following Foster’s decision not to release the footage, the family’s lawyers said they were disappointed.
“In this modern civil rights crisis, where we see black people being murdered by the police everywhere, the evidence is the truth to find a worthy justice for the victims of senseless killings,” the lawyers said.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has called on the attorney general to investigate any possible criminal charges, and the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office says it has launched a civil rights investigation into Brown’s death.
Protesting during the curfew, the media reported that they were not released
Elizabeth City was under curfew at 8pm on Wednesday as protesters gathered peacefully for the eighth night to demand justice and accountability.
Demonstrators grabbed signs, chanted as they marched, and gathered near a public safety building just after 8 p.m.
“Our goal when we take to the streets every day is to prevent them from informing us that we are finally seeking justice for Andrew Brown, and then we are looking for all the other murders that have taken place across the United States,” Kirk said. Rivers, one of the organizers of the protest, the brother of local NAACP President Keith Rivers. “We are against all the killings.”
Tiffany Beasley, 33, of Elizabeth City, said she knew Brown through her boyfriend.
“He was funny,” Beasley said. “He loved R&B music. She took care of everything possible for her children. He was just wonderful. He was a really good person. “
The Elizabeth City Police Department says in a Facebook post that it was 10 p.m. After 30, the demonstrators were dispersed, warnings were issued, and arrests were made.
Elizabeth City police, dressed in uniforms and shields, also threatened to arrest journalists covering the rally.
Police media outlets FD instructed to leave the second night after night curfew from 23 and the number of journalists exceeded the number of protesters, journalists tirakhavorets for compulsory execution.
The media ban came on Thursday after U.S. լրագր Today լրագր other North Carolina journalists assured police that they would respect the release of media curbs during curfew, a common practice in cities across the country.
Pasquotank County manager Sparti Hammett told a media lawyer on Wednesday: “The first change protects the right of media outlets to do their job. The county will not try to prevent any media outlet from doing so.
It was impossible to contact the spokesperson of the Elizabeth City Police Department on Thursday.
Contribute. Jorge Ortiz, USA TODAY; The Associated Press
This article originally appeared in the USA TODAY. Andrew Brown Jr. shot. The sheriff announced the names of 7 deputies