- The discharge of police physique digicam footage exhibiting a sheriff’s deputy fatally capturing Andrew Brown has been delayed.
- Pasquotank County District Legal professional R. Michael Cox stated officers had been blurring faces within the video.
- Cox stated he did not know when the video could be prepared.
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The discharge of police physique digicam footage exhibiting a North Carolina Sheriff’s Deputy capturing and killing Andrew Brown has been delayed as authorities redacted the video.
Pasquotank County District Legal professional R. Michael Cox stated officers had been blurring faces within the footage to “shield an energetic inner investigation” through the capturing.
“As quickly as these redactions are accomplished, we are going to enable the household to view this footage,” Cox said in a statement to 13News Now.
A North Carolina legislation requires a decide to approve the dissemination of body camera images and to whom.
Beneath the legislation, a decide can enable officers to present victims’ households personal viewing of the video and provides authorities the flexibility to redact elements or blur faces.
Cox instructed 13News Now he does not know when the footage might be prepared for Brown’s household to view.
“We hope that may occur right now, however the precise time might be decided by the completion of the redactions,” Cox stated. “We additionally proceed to see transparency within the legislation and proceed our efforts to acquire a courtroom order that might enable the video to be made public.”
Brown’s household demanded that the physique digicam footage be proven unaltered.
Brown was fatally shot by a Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputy who was attempting to arrest Brown on drug expenses final week. The sheriff’s workplace stated Brown was on the run from police when he was shot, and the audio transmission of the time of the capturing reveals the person was shot within the again.
Seven deputies were put on administrative leave pending an investigation, and three others have resigned. Not one of the deputies have been criminally charged.