Judge denies video release in fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr.

A North Carolina judge ruled against publicly releasing police body camera footage of the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr., but said his family could view a redacted version. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

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NORAH O'DONNELL: And there's a major ruling tonight in the case of a North Carolina man who was shot and killed by deputies one week ago. A judge ruled the public won't immediately get to see a body camera video of the shooting. CBS's Manuel Bojorquez reports again tonight from Elizabeth City.

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: A North Carolina judge said the family of Andrew Brown Jr. can view redacted police body cam footage in the next few days, but ruled against immediately releasing the video to the public.

- Confidentiality is necessary at this point to protect an active internal and criminal investigation, or potential and internal criminal investigation.

ANDREW WOMBLE: Your Honor must consider whether--

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: District attorney Andrew Womble disputed the Brown family attorney's description of a short clip of the video. Womble says deputies opened fire after Brown's car became a threat when they tried to arrest him on drug charges last week.

ANDREW WOMBLE: The next movement of the car is forward. It is in the direction of law enforcement, and makes contact with law enforcement. It is then and only then that you hear shots.

HARRY DANIELS: No mistake about it.

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: Brown family attorney Harry Daniels says there is only one way to clear this up.

HARRY DANIELS: Now, her statements being made, "well, he might have hit the deputies. Well, he might have did that." Well, show us the video.

- Andrew Brown!

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: Despite mostly peaceful protests, there were arrests last night after the city imposed an 8:00 PM curfew.

And you're prepared to be arrested if that's what it takes?

CURTIS GATEWOOD: I don't want to be arrested. I'm here to say we have to stand at some point. And for me, it's right here, right now.

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: The public may not have a chance to see the body cam footage until after the investigation into Brown's death is complete in 30 to 45 days. That may not be enough to satisfy some protesters, who are still marching through the city tonight. Norah?

NORAH O'DONNELL: Manny Bojorquez, thank you.