CIVIL rights activist Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at Andrew Brown Jr's funeral next week. A service for the dad-of-10 - who was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21 - will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3). It comes as Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten on Thursday released the names of the deputies involved in the incident. He revealed four of the cops at the scene did not fire their weapons - but other three who did will remain on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. The four back on active duty are Lt Steve Judd, Sgt Michael Swindell, Sgt Kendall Bishop and Sgt Joel Lunsford, while those staying on leave are Investigator Daniel Meads, Deputy Sheriff II Robert Morgan and Corp Aaron Lewellyn. Sheriff Wooten said: "I'll continue to be transparent whenever I can -- without interfering in the independent investigation." Read our live blog below for the very latest … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Al Sharpton to give dad-of-10’s eulogy as deputies who shot him are identified
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ANDREW Brown Jr’s family are demanding to see body cam footage from his shooting amid growing anger and several expected protests His family dispute the police account of what happened during the shooting on April 21 in North Carolina - and now demand to see bodycam footage. The dad-of-10 was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21. The Brown family are preparing for a funeral, which will be held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3), with a eulogy delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton. Memorials for the dead man begin with two weekend walk-through viewings. One of Mr Brown’s relatives has given CNN a different account of what happened that disputes the official one. The relative said that Brown started backing up his car "and they started shooting the front windshield of his car”. "And then he took off to go across the yard and they started shooting the back window of his car,’ he added. That contrasts with … [Read more...] about Andrew Brown Jr shooting latest – Family demand body cam footage ahead of Monday funeral as anger grows & protests due
I've never been on a protest march in my life. They usually cause chaos for hardworking folk attempting to go about their day to day business and usually include smelly troublemakers who would be much better off attempting to make changes via channels that are more likely to lead to real change. But I respect people's democratic right to protest under any circumstance and appreciate it's a cornerstone of a free political system. That's why I've been so disturbed to see the virtual media blackout of the massive anti-lockdown protests in London over the weekend. The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News have devoted hundreds of hours over the past year to less well attended demonstrations by Black Lives Matter, anti-statue, Extinction Rebellion and women's rights supporters. Yet the thousands of folk who turned up to march against the biggest erosion of our freedoms and civil liberties in modern history are given short shrift. I've been so disturbed to see the virtual … [Read more...] about DAN WOOTTON: Why do our woke broadcasters love to cover a protest – unless it’s against lockdown?