Last week a 40-year-old black man was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
According to reports, deputies were serving a search warrant last Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Perry Street, off Roanoke Avenue.
The man, 40-year-old Andrew Brown, got into his car and began to drive away when deputies opened fire.
The family and the family’s lawyer insisted Brown, who was a father to 10 children, was unarmed and was executed by deputies.
Earlier this week the Brown family reviewed 20 seconds of the bodycam footage and publicly accused the deputies of executing Andrew Brown.
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On Wednesday, a North Carolina judge decided not to publicly release the bodycam footage after prosecutors argued Andrew Brown tried to hit deputies with his car before they fired shots.
Judge Jeffrey Foster said the video represents material “of a highly sensitive nature” and decided not to release the bodycam footage while the case is under investigation.