No Charges In Police Killing Of NC Black Man [VIDEO]

The Raleigh News & Observer reports:

The district attorney for Pasquotank County will not bring criminal charges against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, a move likely to increase tension and protest over police violence.

Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble [photo] announced the news while discussing the state’s investigation at a press conference in the county’s public safety building Tuesday.

Brown died after being shot by sheriff’s deputies who came to his house to serve arrest and search warrants related to drug charges. A private autopsy commissioned by Brown’s family showed he was hit by at least five bullets, with the fatal wound from a shot into the back of his head.

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