Hundreds of mourners paid tribute to a North Carolina man whose shot in the hands of sheriff’s deputies sparked a wave of protests
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a North Carolina man whose shot in the hands of sheriff’s deputies sparked a wave of protests.
Public displays were held on Sunday for Andrew Brown Jr. in Hertford and then in Elizabeth City, where Brown was shot by Pasquotank sheriff’s deputies carrying out search and arrest warrants.
An autopsy conducted by Brown’s family revealed that he was shot in the back of the head. His family and protesters demand the release of images from police cameras.
The media reports that dozens of people attended the exhibition in Hertford and hundreds attended the exhibition in Elizabeth City.
Brown’s cousin Terrell Green said he was playing cards and going out with Brown on April 21, just hours before he was killed.
“I just feel like they’re trying to hide something,” said Green.
Protesters gather daily in Elizabeth City to demand accountability: Green said he also attended the protests.
“They declare a state of emergency, they bring all these policemen from everywhere, they establish a curfew. We haven’t broken a glass bottle yet, “he said.” We just want the truth. “
The bereaved Kenyatta Swain said he also knew Brown and described him as “always nice, willing to help anyone. Just a good guy, always for the community”.
An invitation-only funeral is scheduled for Monday.