District Attorney says deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. were justified

Posted on AllSides May 18th, 2021
From The Left

District Attorney Andrew Womble said Tuesday that the deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. last month were justified in using deadly force, saying Brown "recklessly" drove at the officers on scene while trying to flee arrest.

"Mr. Brown's death, while tragic, was justified because Mr. Brown's actions caused three deputies to reasonably believe it was necessary to use deadly force to protect themselves and others," Womble said.
In response, attorneys for the family of Brown, a 42-year-old Black man, called the decision not to charge the officers an...

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