Elizabeth City officials prepare for riots and declare a state of emergency ahead of releasing video of Brown's death
Right before the publication of the bodycam video of the death of Andrew Brown Jr. at the hands of the Elizabeth City police in North Carolina, local authorities declared a state of emergency, fearing riots and violence.
Schools were temporarily closed. Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools (ECPPS) has moved all classes remotely.
Brown's family and their attorneys will privately be shown the video at the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office at 11:30 a.m. ET Monday and will hold a news conference immediately following, Fox News reports.
At the moment, the media and social networks are speculating about the death of Andrew Brown Jr. Some users are furious with another murder of the Black Man by the police. Another part believes that the man violated the law and created a life-threatening situation for the officers.
However, information on whether the video will be available to the general public is unknown.