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FBI Opens Probe into Police Killing of Andrew Brown as Autopsy Confirms He Was Shot in Back of Head

HeadlineApr 28, 2021

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. An independent autopsy confirms Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was shot five times by police, including in the back of the head. Brown’s family and their lawyers have only been allowed to see a 20-second video of the killing from a single body camera, which shows Brown had his hands on the steering wheel of his car when he was shot dead. New surveillance video shows a group of officers in a car in the moments before Brown was killed. A lawyer says just four seconds passed from the time they arrived on the scene and the time shots were fired. On Tuesday, five people were arrested as protesters defied an 8 p.m. curfew in Elizabeth City to demand justice for Brown.

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