ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The family of a North Carolina Black man shot and killed by deputies has filed a $30 million lawsuit in federal court Wednesday."I want everyone watching to understand that for Black folk in this country justice is a verb.
This is the first step in acting upon--this is that first step in action," attorney Bakari Sellers said during a news conference Wednesday.Andrew Brown Jr., 42, was shot to death in April by one or more deputy sheriffs trying to serve drug-related search and arrest warrants.
An eyewitness said Brown tried to drive away, but was shot dead in his car. The shooting has prompted protests and demands for accountability in the eastern North Carolina city of about 18,000.RELATED: Andrew Brown Jr.