Bodycam Footage In The Death Of Andrew Brown Jr. Could Be Released By Judge On Wednesday


A judge could rule to order the release of body camera footage in the Andrew Brown Jr. case on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Lawyers for a coalition of media companies, including WAVY-TV 10, will go before the judge to ask Pasquotank County to release the bodycam video. Brown was shot and killed by deputies in Elizabeth City last week while they conducted a search warrant.

An independent autopsy released Tuesday found Brown was shot in the back of the head by a deputy. His family and their attorneys have called his death an execution.

Under North Carolina law, a judge has allowed the footage to be released to the public.

Pasquotank Sheriff Tommy Wooten said in an exclusive interview with WAVY on Wednesday that he will petition the court as well to release the video, and said if it were up to him he would have released the full video as soon as investigators allowed.

The hearing is at 10 a.m. but is not allowed to be streamed live.