District Attorney: Police Shooting Of Andrew Brown Jr. Was Justified
The district attorney says Brown used his car as a "deadly weapon" and that deadly force by the officers was necessary.LEARN MORE
Brown was killed in North Carolina after sheriff's deputies opened fire on his car while attempting to serve felony warrants and a search warrant.
The family of Andrew Brown Jr. – who was killed by police in North Carolina – is seeking $30 million in a lawsuit.
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Brown was killed in Elizabeth City, North Carolina after sheriff's deputies – who were serving felony warrants and a search warrant – opened fire on his car.
Surveillance video shows Brown attempting to drive away from the deputies when they were surrounding his car.
"We stand in front of this federal courthouse because this is where we believe that finally Andrew Brown can get justice because he did not get justice in life and so far he hasn't even gotten justice in death," family attorney Bakari Sellers said.
In the lawsuit, Brown's family claims he did not pose a risk when he tried to leave the area and deputies used excessive and unreasonable force.
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