The shocking footage of the murder of Andrew Brown Jr is out (please be advised do not click play unless you have a strong stomach) and it is as bad as many assumed. On Monday, police in North Carolina released the body cam footage which showed indeed what many had suspected: that Brown had become yet another fallen life to extreme police violence.
In the video (see here), Brown Jr is seen clearly in his vehicle with his hands on the wheel not having reached for anything. That didn’t quite stop authorities from firing several times essentially killing Brown in cold blood. North Carolina has declared a state of emergency over the release of the video.
Police in the area maintain that they were acting on a warrant that allegedly came from an informant about drugs. They maintain that they were at Brown ‘s residence to search for drugs but there is no credible evidence that suggests Brown was ever any form of a drug dealer.