A whole bunch of protesters reportedly got here out for a second night time in Elizabeth Metropolis, N.C., Thursday to demand solutions within the deadly capturing of a Black man by a sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday.
Andrew Brown Jr. was “fatally wounded” as Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant for felony drug expenses round eight:30 a.m., Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy S. Wooten II stated at a press convention Wednesday afternoon. The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation, an out of doors company, was “instantly contacted” and is conducting the investigation into the matter, the sheriff added.
Keith Rivers, president of the Pasquotank County NAACP, was among the many roughly 300 protesters who got here out to protest once more on Thursday.
“We would like the sheriff to return out and speak to us,” he instructed protesters over a loudspeaker, in response to the Raleigh Information & Observer. “We’re right here at this time to hunt and demand justice.”
He added that he was “bored with watching my brothers and sisters die on the hand of police.”
The protests remained peaceable and there have been no reviews of arrests, in response to WTKR-TV, which covers the northeastern a part of the state.
“I simply need justice and peace all around the world,” protester Kayla Parker instructed the station. “It’s loopy how simply in our little small city that this might occur. I by no means would have thought we’d be right here, however we’re.”
Protesters and not less than one Metropolis Council member have demanded that body-camera footage be launched instantly – however Wooten has to this point burdened that no timeline has been decided for the video’s launch and authorities will wait on the findings of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
Brown was killed when deputies fired a number of pictures at him after he fled in his automobile, in response to the Information & Observer.
His killing got here only a day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was discovered responsible of murdering George Floyd final Might, leaving many on edge relating to police killings.
The deputy has been positioned on administrative depart.
“Mr. Brown was a convicted felon with a historical past of resisting arrest,” Chief Deputy Daniel Fogg stated in a recorded video assertion, in response to the Information & Observer, which he stated might have made the state of affairs harmful for deputies.
“The difficulty will possible come down as to if our deputies have purpose to consider Mr. Brown’s motion put them in danger for a critical harm or demise. We won’t provide an opinion about this as a result of we shouldn’t have all of the information,” he added, saying the deputies will probably be held accountable in the event that they violated any legal guidelines or insurance policies.