The family of a Black man who was fatally shot by police in North Carolina last week were shown Monday a short snippet of police body camera footage that one family attorney described as an execution.
The announcement came a day after family members were allowed to view what they described as a 20-second clip from one police body camera of the unarmed Brown being shot to death with his hands on the steering wheel of his vehicle outside his home in Elizabeth City.
The Pasquotank County Sheriff Department has released few details of the shooting.
"We do not feel that we got transparency".
Additionally, they said the report showed five bullet wounds total that penetrated Brown's body.
Andrew Brown Jr.'s relatives and attorneys announced the outcome of the postmortem exam they commissioned during a news conference Tuesday morning outside the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Department in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, saying it confirms he was "executed".
"This may be done when necessary to protect an active internal investigation", Cox said in his statement.
She said Brown eventually tried to get away to save his own life. She said she counted as many as eight deputies in the video, some wearing tactical uniforms and some in plainclothes.
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The family's lawyers also criticized local authorities for only showing 20 seconds of the video and only showing them footage from a single body camera. She said she counted five deputies on the driver's side of the vehicle firing at Brown while screaming obscenities and ordering him to show his hands.
"They're shooting and saying "Let me see your hands" at the same time", she said.
The shooting unfolded about 8:30 a.m. on April 21 when deputies from Pasquotank and Dare Counties went to Brown's home to attempt to serve an arrest warrant on Brown that stemmed from a felony drug investigation, officials said.
Wooten's office said on Friday that seven sheriff's deputies were placed on administrative leave after the shooting and that three additional deputies had resigned, although the resignations were not related to the shooting.
Calls have been growing to release the body camera footage.
Officials say the release of the footage could cause "civil unrest".
There has been rumors circulating that the National Guard is in Elizabeth City for this event.
In March, narcotics officers used the informant to conduct controlled purchases of methamphetamine and cocaine from Brown on two separate occasions, according to the warrant, which said both drug transactions were recorded using audio and video equipment.