Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office to pay $3 million to family of Andrew Brown Jr.
Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, was killed April 21, 2021, in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, by Pasquotank County deputies attempting to serve a warrant for his arrest. His death resulted in protests against the shooting as critics accused police of a lack of transparency.
Brown has seven children, including five minors, according to the attorneys.
Due to the pending federal investigation into the case, Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten answered few questions regarding the case at the news conference, but said changes have been made in the county in light of the circumstances of Brown’s fatal shooting by deputies.
The family of Brown was represented by attorneys Bakari Sellers, Harry Daniels, Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, Chance Lynch, and Ben Crump, who issued a statement to the station on their behalf.
“Andrew Brown Jr. was a devoted father who wanted his children to have the things he didn’t,” the attorneys said. “While no settlement could ever fill the hole his death left in their hearts, this agreement is about providing for those children’s futures, securing their education, and ensuring their dreams didn’t die with their father.” “No settlement can alleviate the loss to Mr. Brown’s children. However, the Estate of Andrew Brown accepts this settlement,” the statement concluded.
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CNN: Estate of Andrew Brown Jr., who was fatally shot by North Carolina deputies last year, reaches $3 million settlement with county