Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting Video Released, D.A. Says No Charges Filed.
Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr., the Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, say an independent autopsy shows that Brown was shot five times, including a shot in the back of the head.
District Attorney Andrew Womble announced Tuesday that the deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. last month were justified in using deadly force, saying Brown “recklessly” drove at the officers on scene while trying to flee arrest.
“Mr. Brown’s death, while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown’s actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others,” Womble said.
The three deputies who fired at Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, will also be reinstated and retrained, Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten said Tuesday. Wooten announced disciplinary action would be taken against the deputies that responded to the scene.
“While the district attorney concluded that no criminal law was violated, this was a terrible and tragic outcome, and we could do better,” Wooten said, adding that two deputies did not turn on their body cameras during the incident.
Andrew Brown Jr Video Twitter, Pasquotank DA Andrew Womble described a 44-second encounter in which seven deputies blocked Andrew Brown, Jr in his driveway, trying to serve search and arrest warrants. He showed video clips from body camera footage to help explain the incident.
A North Carolina district attorney says the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies, was justified. Lawyers for Brown’s family says body camera footage shows Brown was not armed and that he didn’t pose a threat to deputies.