FBI Starts Civil Rights Probe into Death of Andrew Brown Jr.

The FBI launched a civil rights probe into the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina.

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Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr., Wayne Kendall, left, and Ben Crump hold a news conference Tuesday, April 27, 2021 outside the Pasquotank County Public safety building in Elizabeth City, N.C., to announce results of the autopsy they commissioned. The attorneys say an independent autopsy shows that Brown, a Black man, was shot five times, including in the back of the head. Brown was shot Wednesday by deputies serving drug-related search and arrest warrant. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
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LIVE: Follow the latest updates involving the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The FBI launched a civil rights probe Tuesday into the death of Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man killed by deputies in North Carolina, as his family released an independent autopsy showing he was shot five times, including in the back of the head. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called for a special prosecutor while pressure built…

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