North Carolina Sheriff Identifies Deputies Involved in Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting, Returns 4 to Duty

North Carolina Sheriff Identifies Deputies Involved in Andrew Brown Jr. Shooting, Returns 4 to Duty

Written on 04/30/2021
Donovan Bell-Farmer

The three officers that will remain on administrative leave are named Daniel Meads, Robert Morgan, and Aaron Lewellyn.

What We Know:

  • Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten has identified the 10 deputies who swarmed Anthony Brown’s home. Four other deputies have returned to work in contrast. Those deputies are Lt. Steven Judd, Sgt. Michael Swindell, Sgt. Kenneth Bishop and Sgt. Joel Lunford. Wooten has expressed in a statement that these officers never fire any shots at Brown. Three other officers have resigned since the shooting occurred on April 21st.
  • Sheriff Wooten has asked his community in North Carolina to not “rush to judgment.” He has released the names of the officers involved with the intent to show transparency. The attorney for the officers involved is named H.P Williams. Williams has stated that the officers are “very distraught over what happened.”
  • Video of the shooting has not been released to the public at this time. As of late, it is unclear when the full video will be shared. A judge recently denied a media request for a video recording of Brown’s shooting but allowed his family to view some of the footage. They will not be allowed to copy or record what they see on the tapes.
  • The ruling was made after evidence showed Brown’s moving vehicle made contact with law enforcement officers. The D.A for Pasquotank, Andrew Womble, stated that multiple cameras captured the incident on the scene. Relatives of the family say they were shown a 20-second video of an “execution.” The attorney for Brown’s family informed reporters that Brown only reversed because officers were shooting at him.

Video of the incident remains unreleased to the public two weeks after the incident.