Justice for Andrew Brown rally in Downtown Wilmington

Justice for Andrew Brown rally in Downtown Wilmington
A 2016 North Carolina law says "recordings made by law enforcement agencies are not public records," meaning the body cam footage cannot be released to the public without a court order.

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Local activists organized a rally Thursday evening in Downtown Wilmington, demanding justice for Andrew Brown. Brown was shot and killed last Wednesday while deputies were trying to serve a search warrant at his home in Elizabeth City.

During a court hearing, the Pasquotank District Attorney said Brown had hit law enforcement officers with his car before they opened fire. Since the shooting, protests have taken place every night in Elizabeth City as the community demands answers.

The Justice for Andrew Brown Rally is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the 1898 Memorial Park. The Black Lives Matter organizers in Wilmington coordinated the event.

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