ELIZABETH CITY, Va. (WAVY) — Neighborhood members marched in Elizabeth Metropolis the day earlier than the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr., the person killed by regulation enforcement on April 21.
The peaceable protesters started their march early Sunday afternoon with a public viewing for Brown. Brown was shot and killed on April 21 by Pasquotank County deputies serving drug-related search and arrest warrants at a Perry Avenue dwelling.
On Sunday, neighborhood members held two press briefings with the primary held close to Waterfront Park. Not less than 150 to 200 individuals attended the primary briefing together with Brown’s kids, and native religion and metropolis leaders.
Watch the complete briefing beneath:
Peace and neighborhood are the 2 themes of right now’s march. Sunday’s occasion was organized by the Justice for the Subsequent Technology Coalition and the brown household.
Throughout the march, the physique of Andrew Brown Jr. was introduced into the Museum of the Albermarle for public viewing.
The march ended close to Brown’s dwelling the place the second press briefing was held. Relative Lee Ferebee mentioned Brown’s household requested Sharpton to ship the eulogy as a result of they felt the civil rights chief would honor his legacy.
Protesters have taken to the streets for days following Brown’s loss of life, now the twelfth day, demonstrating and demanding authorities launch physique digicam footage of the capturing, even after a choose ordered a delay on the general public launch of the footage.
“The discharge right now would create a critical menace to the truthful, neutral and orderly administration of justice,” mentioned Choose Jeffrey Foster throughout a listening to on April 28.
Foster mentioned the video received’t be launched for no less than 30 days (or a most of 45) as authorities examine.
Nonetheless, all footage from a number of physique cameras shall be made accessible to be considered by Brown’s quick household (with redactions allowed) inside 10 days. Brown’s household has seen one 20-second clip from one bodycam thus far.
WAVY-TV 10 and greater than 20 different native and nationwide media shops, together with CNN, USA At present and the New York Instances, petitioned for the discharge of the video. However Foster’s ruling mentioned that the media members didn’t have standing to ask for the discharge of the video.
As soon as the 30 to 45-day window is reached, the choose will decide if the household can receive a replica of the video, which they might then publicly disseminate.
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