According to the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Brown was shot and killed on April 21 by police officers trying to serve him with an arrest warrant.
On Monday, the city of Elizabeth City (North Carolina, USA) introduced a state of emergency due to the investigation of the murder of a black man by police. This is stated in a statement published on the website of the city administration.
“Probably, the video and audio recordings will be made public soon. The city authorities understand that riots may begin in the city after the publication of the recordings. To fully ensure that the city has all the < … > resources necessary to protect citizens during public disturbances, we consider it necessary to declare a state of emergency in the city of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, starting at 8 am on Monday, April 26<…>,” the text says.
According to the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, black Andrew Brown was shot and killed on April 21 by police officers trying to serve him with an arrest warrant. According to a death certificate available to CNN, Brown died of a penetrating gunshot wound to the head within minutes of being shot. The deceased’s family was supposed to see the footage from the camera on Monday morning, but the show was postponed because the recordings had not yet been edited. According to the district attorney, the law allows you to hide some faces on the record, and “this process takes time.”
According to North Carolina state law, recordings from police body cameras can only be made public by a court order. The sheriff said the county police plan to file a motion with the court to get the records released.