Judge Says Andrew Brown’s Family Can Watch Just a Fraction of Footage Showing Police Killing

HeadlineMay 10, 2021

In North Carolina, a judge ruled the family of Andrew Brown Jr. will only be allowed to see a fraction of the body-camera footage of his killing. Brown was a 42-year-old Black father who was shot five times by police officers last month, including a fatal shot to the back of the head. The family, which has so far only seen 20 seconds of bodycam video, will be shown less than 20 minutes of the two hours of tape that was recorded. The footage will not be available to the public. Faith leaders, loved ones and community members marched in Elizabeth City Saturday to demand transparency and justice for Andrew Brown. This is his aunt, Lillie Brown Clark.

Lillie Brown Clark: “We need to see the bodycams. Twenty seconds, not enough. Twenty minutes, not enough. We want to see the whole tape. Stop snipping and showing us what you want to show us.”

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