Update: Family of Andrew Brown Jr. files $30M federal lawsuit against deputies in fatal shooting

Update: Family of Andrew Brown Jr. files $30M federal lawsuit against deputies in fatal shooting



The family of Andrew Brown Jr, a black unarmed man who was shot and killed by a North Carolina police officer back in April, filed a federal lawsuit against a North Carolina sheriff's department and deputy who shot him in the head.


The police officer in North Carolina shot and killed Brown Jr. while serving a search warrant Wednesday, April 21, sparking outcry from community members demanding law enforcement accountability and the immediate release of body camera footage.



The shooting occurred a day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd, another black unarmed man. Chauvin is currently serving 22 years in prison.


This week, Civil rights attorneys announced they have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Andrew Brown Jr.'family against a North Carolina sheriff's department and deputies who shot him in the head as he drove away from them.






The lawsuit seeks $30 million in damages, said attorneys for Brown's family. It also seeks the release of body camera footage and audio files of the shooting that haven't been made public. The suit names the deputies who were at the scene of the shooting, as well as Sheriffs Tommy Wooten and Doug Doughtie, as defendants.Latest Post Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
Previous Post Next Post