Andrew Brown Jr. was unarmed and posed no threat to law enforcement officers who fired their guns and killed him earlier this year during an attempted arrest … this according to a new trial against the agents involved and their bosses.
Brown’s estate sued the Pasquotank County and Dare County Sheriffs, along with several of their deputies … who were allegedly part of the cavalry that showed up on April 21 to execute a search warrant, and ended up shooting and killing ABJ. Her aunt, Lillie Brown Clark – who is also her estate administrator – said the murder was without cause.
In documents, obtained by TMZ, the estate indicates that officers showed up to confront Brown at his home on suspicion of drug trafficking … something for which an arrest warrant has been issued. However, the estate claims that the warrant was invalid because it did not have the signature of a judicial officer.
The estate says a small army of officers unknowingly descended on Brown that morning – and freaked him out as he sat in his car parked in its driveway. As a result, the estate says Brown panicked and tried to escape… and claims he did so without endangering the life of any officer.
The costume says Brown made sure to turn his wheel in an effort to avoid hitting one of the cops … but the officers still fired a barrage of bullets at him and his vehicle – a mortal hit him. at the back of the direct.
The main argument here is that the shooting was completely unnecessary – as the estate claims Brown was unarmed, posed no threat to officers, and was fleeing. These are the same points the family have raised in press conferences since her death.
You will recall… the family had requested full body camera footage depicting the events leading up to his death, as well as the fateful moment he was shot. Pasquotank County finally released multiple angles of the full encounter.
The estate is suing for excessive force, bodily harm, wrongful death and more. They are asking for more than $ 30 million in damages.