Family of Unarmed Black Man Andrew Brown Jr. Settles Lawsuit With North Carolina Sheriff’s Office for $3 Million After Deputies Shot Him in Back of Head as He Reversed BMW While They Served Drug Warrants at His Home

A North Carolina sheriff’s office has settled a $3million civil rights lawsuit with the family of an unarmed Black man shot and killed by in his car by authorities last year.

In 2021 the family of Andrew Brown Jr. filed a $30 million suit against the Pasquotank County sheriff’s department saying the 42-year-old died because officers showed ‘intentional and reckless disregard of his life.’

On April 21 of last year Brown was killed by Pasquotank County sheriffs deputies as they were serving drug-related warrants at his Elizabeth City home.

Several deputies surrounded Brown in his BMW before his car backed up and moved forward. They fired several shots at and into his vehicle.

According to an independent autopsy commissioned by the family, Brown was shot five times, including once in the back of the head.

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Source: Daily Mail