County Commissioners seek patience as protests continue in Raleigh’s Elizabeth City


A Pasquotank County commissioner has called on North Carolina political leaders to publish a camera image worn by a county councilor showing how Andrew Brown Jr. died from a gunshot wound. It was.

“Rapid gathering of evidence and interviews with witnesses will hurt future proceedings that may result from this tragedy,” said Commissioner Lloyd Griffin. “People, including politicians who want to earn political points or become celebrities in cable news, tend to forget it and can adversely affect their investigation.”

Griffin’s statement came a few days after both Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein issued a statement calling for an immediate release of the video.

In 2017, Stein replaced Cooper, who had been Attorney General for 16 years.

The men were joined by fellow Democrats such as Senator Ben Clark and Senator Graig Meyer. Senate Bill 510, To do this, you need to publish the footage of the camera you wore within 48 hours of being shot by the police.

On Saturday night, Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Uten said he would petition the court to release the footage if it was guaranteed not to interfere with the ongoing investigation of the shooting.

Griffin’s statement supported Uten. “The commissioner supports Sheriff Uten, who is trying to keep our county safe while addressing the needs of the Brown family and those interested in this shooting,” he writes. “It’s easy to criticize and hard to guide.”

Pasquotank County Chairman Lloyd Griffin

Pasquotank County Chairman Lloyd Griffin

Raleigh’s Elizabeth City Protest

Protesters went to the streets of Elizabeth City on Sunday for the fifth consecutive day. Some of the protesters walked past the intersection leading to Southgate Mall Shopping Center and PW Moore Elementary School, right next to Brown’s house.

And in downtown Raleigh, protesters, along with Maki Abrant, a 16-year-old girl shot dead by police in Columbus, Ohio, prepared for a rally in honor of Brown’s life on Sunday night.

Enro High School student Jacob Lemma sees Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin convicted of the death of a black man, George Floyd, who knelt on his neck and died for more than nine minutes. He said he couldn’t enjoy a small victory. .. He said the small victory was soon drowned by four more people killed by police officers across the United States.

A member of the Wake County Black Student Union, The lemma was Sunday’s alert, saying that a crowd of about 100 people gathered at Moore Square, many of whom have flowers.

Earlier, the lemma said he felt he should stay home to do his homework and relax, but when he was a black teen, he needed to do something after an emotional and traumatic week. had.

The lemma said he lost hope.

“I have to remember that I always have to keep going,” the lemma said. “I can’t sit here anymore. I can’t sit here and do anything.”

Contributed by staff writer Adam Wagner.

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