Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was fatally shot on April 21 by Pasquotank County deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, as they have been making an attempt to serve a warrant for his arrest.
Nearly a month after his loss of life, Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble concluded that the capturing — which Brown’s household described as an execution — was justified, saying Brown “recklessly” drove on the officers on the scene whereas making an attempt to flee arrest.
On the identical day, Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten mentioned the three deputies who fired at Brown can be reinstated and retrained.
“While the district attorney concluded that no criminal law was violated, this was a terrible and tragic outcome, and we could do better,” Wooten mentioned, including that two deputies didn’t activate their physique cameras throughout the incident.
Request for Justice Department investigation
On Thursday, members of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP met with Justice Department officers to request that the division examine the April capturing.
In a hand-delivered letter signed by 1000’s of group members, clergy and lawmakers, the chapter requested a pattern-or-practice civil rights investigation.
Anthony Coley, a Justice Department spokesman, confirmed the assembly had taken place Thursday. The division has not introduced whether or not it’ll open a pattern-or-practice investigation. To date, it has 5 such investigations pending.
The FBI had individually introduced a federal civil rights investigation in April.