ELIZABETH CITY, NC (WAVY) – Andrew Brown Jr.’s family attorneys are urging Elizabeth City District Attorney Andrew Womble to step back from investigating Brown’s police murder.
In a letter to District Attorney Womble’s office, civil rights attorneys Ben Crump, Bakari Sellers and Harry Daniels asked Womble to withdraw from the investigation because of his ties to the Elizabeth City Sheriff’s office.
“Womble’s involvement would be a miscarriage of law for Andrew Brown Jr., his family and the people of Elizabeth City,” said Attorney Bakari Sellers.
Read the full letter here
Seven Pasquotank MPs attended fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., 42, when law enforcement tried a drug-related search warrant in a house on Perry Street on April 21.
On Friday the judge who decided last week to delay the release of Bodycam footage in the Andrew Brown Jr. case submitted film orders to Brown’s family nine days after his original decision.
It is unclear what caused the delay the filing by Judge Jeffrey Foster on May 6th, a visiting judge from Pitt County, but the timing could mean the family may not see the footage for another 10 days.
The family watched a 20-second clip of bodycam footage following Brown’s murder by Pasquotank MPs.
Over the weekend, local clergy and Pasquotank County officials marched to demand truth, transparency, and accountability regarding Brown’s death.
Clergymen, Congregation March to Demand Transparency from Officials on Andrew Brown Jr.’s Death.
Clergymen from across the state came together to put their demands on the doors of the sheriff’s office. Those requests include the appointment of a special prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation into Brown’s death, as well as a sample of the practice investigation in the sheriff’s office.
This is breaking news and will be updated.