Andrew Brown Jr shooting – Push for cop's body cam footage as 'wouldn't have known what happened to Floyd without video'
LAWYERS push for cop's body camera footage as public "wouldn't have known what happened to George Floyd without the video."
Brown's family and legal team have only viewed 20 seconds worth of bodycam footage showing the death of the 42-year-old.
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However, now lawyers for a coalition of media companies are petitioning for the release of the entire body camera footage.
After seeing the allegedly shortened version, Attorney Ben Crump said: "We do not feel that we got transparency, we only saw a snippet of the video where we know that the video started before and after what they showed the family.
"They determined what was perfect – why couldn't the family see all of the video they only showed one body cam video even though we know there were several bodycam videos," he fumed.
When asked how many shots were fired, one of the family's legal team said "we lost count in 20 seconds how many shots."
They also claimed that cops were "shooting and saying let me see your hands at the same time and he's complying," adding that they could see his hands on the steering wheel of the vehicle.
The dad-of-ten was fatally shot during a drug-related warrant executed by the sheriff’s deputies last week.
Brown was confronted by a Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office deputy attempting to serve him a warrant at around 8.30am on Wednesday.
The deputy fired a gun while Brown was allegedly driving away from his Elizabeth City, North Carolina home.
Witnesses at the time reported hearing six to eight shots ring out when the deputy pulled the fateful trigger.
Since the April 21 shooting, authorities have provided limited information regarding the circumstances under which Brown was killed.
On Tuesday, the Brown family released details from an independent autopsy report that they had conducted.
Attorney Crump said that the report showed that Brown received a "kill shot to the back of the head" that "penetrated his skull and brain."
The gunshot allegedly caused skull fractures and did not exit his skull.
It also revealed that the father received "five penetrating bullet wounds" to his body, with four shots to the arm.
While revealing the autopsy results, Brown's son, Khalil Ferebee, said: "Yesterday I said my father was executed, this autopsy report showed me that was correct."
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