Brown’s family settled with Pasquotank County for $ 3 백만, according to attorney Bakari Sellers, who represents the family and is also a CNN political analyst. CNN reached out to the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office for comment on the settlement.
갈색, 42 세 흑인, was killed April
21, 2021, in Elizabeth City
, 노스 캐롤라이나, by Pasquotank County deputies attempting to serve a warrant for his arrest
. His death resulted in protests against the shooting as critics accused police of a lack of transparency
Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble later concluded the shooting
— which Brown’s family described as an execution
— was justified
, saying Brown
“무모하게” drove at the officers on the scene while trying to flee arrest
Much of the attempted arrest was captured on body cameras worn by some of the deputies involved
, however North Carolina law restricted its release without a court order
. In a press conference nearly a month after Brown’s death
, Womble showed videos captured by deputies
Three of the seven deputies on scene fired a total of
14 shots at Brown
, according to Womble
ㅏ state autopsy later confirmed Brown died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head
“While the district attorney concluded that no criminal law was violated, this was a terrible and tragic outcome, and we could do better,” Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten said, adding that two deputies did not turn on their body cameras during the incident.
The three deputies who fired at Brown would be reinstated and retrained
, Wooten said at the time
. One of them has since retired and the other two were back on the force
Brown’s family and their attorneys said the same body-camera and dash-camera videos show Brown was trying to drive away from officers and was not a threat.
Attorneys for Brown’s estate filed a
$ 30 백만 civil rights lawsuit
7 월, claiming deputies violated Brown’s Fourth Amendment rights by using excessive force
안 amended complaint further alleged the arrest warrant for Brown was unlawful because it was not signed by a judge
. The suit also said the two ranking officers initially on the scene when Brown was confronted told investigators that they did not fire their weapons because they did not see any indication that Brown had a weapon
. One of them told investigators he did not think Brown’s car was going to hit him
, 소송은 말했다.
The FBI has 발표 a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting