What does the Andrew Brown body cam footage show?04/27/2021
THE family of Andrew Brown have been shown a 20-second snippet of the cops bodycam showing a killing that a family attorney has described as an “execution”.
The viewing came just hours after officials announced the state was going into a state of emergency ahead of the possible public release of cop footage of the fatal shooting of Brown Jr.
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What does the Andrew Brown body cam footage show?
The footage comprises video from an active body cam worn by a cop involved in the shooting of Andrew Brown Jr on Wednesday April 21.
Brown Jr's family is outraged after claiming they only saw a 20-second snippet of the video.
Now, their family attorney is saying police are "hiding" the bodycam footage and only offering to show them a redacted version of it.
"Police can't sweep this under the rug," Benjamin Crump said.
"What is it on this video that is so damning that you would risk your career and risk losing your job so the people can't see the video?"
Why was Andrew Brown shot?
Brown, a black dad-of-10, was reportedly shot dead by a cop who was trying to serve him a drug-related warrant executed by the sheriff’s deputies.
Brown was confronted by a Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office deputy attempting to serve him a warrant at around 8.30am on Wednesday.
The deputy fired a gun while the 40-year-old man was allegedly driving away from his Elizabeth City, North Carolina home.
Locals reported hearing between six to eight shots at around 8.30am in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, when the deputy opened fire.
"It's been a tragic day," Sheriff Tommy Wooten said at a press conference following Brown Jr's death.
Little detail was offered on the incident but Wooten did confirm the officer was wearing an active body cam at the time of the incident.
The officer has not been identified but has been placed on administrative leave.
Brown's relatives have insisted he was unarmed and did not hurt anyone during the incident.
What have Andrew Brown's family said about the body cam footage?
Brown’s family have claimed they were only shown a short segment of the "execution" footage.
Meanwhile, the family’s attorney Benjamin Crump is insisting Police can’t “sweep this under the rug”.
After seeing the allegedly shortened version, Crump said: "We do not feel that we got transparency, we only saw a snippet of the video where we know that the video started before and after what they showed the family.
"They determined what was perfect – why couldn't the family see all of the video they only showed one body cam video even though we know there were several bodycam videos," he fumed.
When asked how many shots were fired, one of the family's legal team said "we lost count in 20 seconds how many shots."
They also claimed that cops were "shooting and saying let me see your hands at the same time and he's complying," adding that they could see his hands on the steering wheel of the vehicle.
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