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Andrew Brown Jr. Laid to Rest Amid Mounting Calls to Hold Officers Who Shot Him Accountable

HeadlineMay 04, 2021

In North Carolina, Andrew Brown Jr. was laid to rest Monday amid growing questions over why sheriff’s deputies shot him to death on April 21. Brown was a 42-year-old Black father from Elizabeth City who was shot five times by officers serving an arrest warrant. One bullet struck Brown in the back of the head. Brown’s family has only seen a 20-second snippet of police body-camera video, which they say shows Brown had his hands on the steering wheel of his car when he was killed. On Monday, the Reverend Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy at Andrew Brown’s funeral.

Rev. Al Sharpton: “I know a con game when I see it. Release the whole tape and let the folk see what happened to Andrew Brown. … This must stop! Enough is enough! How many funerals do we have to have before we tell the Congress and the Senate that you’ve got to do something in these times?”

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