Public viewings had been held for Andrew Brown Jr. in Hertford after which in Elizabeth City. AP Photo
ELIZABETH CITY: Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a North Carolina man whose capturing by the hands of sheriff’s deputies has triggered a wave of protests.
Public viewings had been held Sunday for Andrew Brown Jr. in Hertford after which in Elizabeth City, the place Brown was shot by Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies serving search and arrest warrants.
An post-mortem carried out by Brown’s household discovered he was shot within the again of his head. His household and protesters are demanding launch of police digicam footage.
News shops report that dozens of individuals attended the viewing in Hertford and a whole lot attended the Elizabeth City viewing.
Terrell Green, Brown’s cousin, mentioned he was taking part in playing cards and hanging out with Brown on April 21, a number of hours earlier than he was killed.
“I just feel like they’re trying to hide something,” Green mentioned.
Protesters have gathered every day in Elizabeth City to demand accountability: Green mentioned he has attended the protests as effectively.
“They declare a state of emergency, bring in all these officers from all over the place, set a curfew. We haven’t even broken a glass bottle,” he mentioned. “We just want the truth.”
Mourner Kenyatta Swain mentioned he additionally knew Brown and described him as “always pleasant, willing to help anyone. Just a good guy, always for the community.”
An invitation-solely funeral is scheduled for Monday.