NC District Attorney Reveals Info That Undercuts Lawyer Ben Crump in Police Shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

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One week ago today and the day after the guilty verdict was announced in the Derek Chauvin trial, an officer-involved shooting happened here in North Carolina that had the Usual Suspects rushing to once again to declare that law enforcement officers were “executioners” who had no regard for black lives.

Forty-two-year-old Andrew Brown Jr., a black man, was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth City, NC as they were preparing to serve drug-related search and arrest warrants. Reportedly, there are several bodycam videos that show what happened at the scene, but so far only two have been shown to family members and their team of attorneys, with one of them being released to the public by the city council.

A judge ruled today against releasing more footage to the public for at least 30 days, while the investigation is underway:

The attorneys for Brown’s family include Benjamin Crump and former South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers. Crump has been involved in other high-profile cases such as the Trayvon Martin case, as well as George Floyd’s.

After watching the 20-second clip, some family members of Mr. Brown proclaimed that what happened to Brown was nothing short of an “execution.” Crump has also made various inflammatory statements, including in the tweet below where he stated police were “rushing to kill Andrew Brown”:

He also posted this tweet over the weekend, accusing police officers of shooting Brown in the back and killing him as he was trying to flee and “posing no danger to officers”:

Such a frenzy was stirred up in the city that a state of emergency was declared, as they prepared for the inevitable protests and riots.

While an autopsy paid for by the family reportedly shows that Brown was killed by a shot to the back to the head, the reason why he was allegedly shot from behind was revealed today by the Pasquotank County District Attorney, who will be prosecuting the case:

Womble’s claims, which were made in court today, would appear to completely undercut the claims of Crump, Sellers, and others who stated early on that Brown “posed no threat” to deputies on the scene.

It should be noted that this would not be the first time that Crump pulled an Al Sharpton and arrived on the scene in order to stir up mobs before facts were known:

We’ll keep you updated on further developments on this case. Stay tuned.

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