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Family of Andrew Brown, Who Was Gunned Down by Police, Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

HeadlineJul 15, 2021

In North Carolina, the family of Andrew Brown Jr. has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging that officers who shot and killed the 42-year-old Black father used unreasonable and excessive force in violation of Brown’s Fourth Amendment rights. Brown was killed by a bullet to the back of his head in April, after two sheriff’s deputies opened fire on him in his driveway while serving an arrest warrant. A North Carolina prosecutor concluded the shooting was “justified” and said officers will not be charged. On Wednesday, family attorney Bakari Sellers said Brown didn’t get justice in life and has yet to find justice in death.

Bakari Sellers: “Andrew Brown’s voice, District Attorney Womble, will be heard. Sheriff Wooten can’t just run to Fox News. He’s going to have to sit in front of us and have a deposition and answer the questions about why his officers violated their own policy about shooting into vehicles where no one poses a threat.”

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