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Black man 'executed' in North Carolina -lawyers

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Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown, a Black man killed by police in North Carolina, called his death an “execution” on Monday.

They also said law enforcement officials were withholding evidence.

Ben Crump is one of their lawyers.

“To add insult to injury, they wanted to have just the two family members to see the video with no legal counsel as if they did not have a right to have their legal counsel present when they watched this execution of their loved one.”

Brown was fatally shot last week while sitting in his car in his driveway.

His family’s lawyers say he never presented a threat, and instead kept his hands on the steering wheel.

Meanwhile, county police urged the public to withhold judgment until evidence is weighed, calling body camera footage, “shaky and sometimes hard to decipher.”

According to CNN, Brown’s death certificate indicates he died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Crump said on Monday there were at least nine cameras including body and dashcam videos that could provide evidence, but County Attorney Michael Cox decided against showing Brown's family more than 20 seconds of a single body cam video.

“The truth will come out. The video will be seen by the public. And we will get justice for Andrew Brown, Jr.”

Cox did not respond to a request for comment, but issued a statement earlier on Monday explaining that disclosing videos to the public takes time.

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