Andrew Brown Jr.'s family, friends to gather for private funeral | USA TODAY 1

Andrew Brown Jr.’s family, friends to gather for private funeral | USA TODAY

 

Family and friends of Andrew Brown Jr. will gather at a funeral service Monday to honor the life of the man fatally shot by North Carolina sheriff's deputies last month in a case that has drawn national attention amid calls for accountability and transparency.

Brown, 42, who was Black, was shot five times, including once to the back of his head as deputies with the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office were serving search and arrest warrants related to alleged drug offenses at his Elizabeth City home.

The Rev. Al Sharpton is set to deliver the eulogy at the invite-only funeral at noon Monday. Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is part of a team of lawyers representing Brown's family, and the Rev. William Barber II, leader of the Poor People’s Campaign, will also give remarks.

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9 comments

  1. How is it a private funeral if it is live streamed??? I am confused. It I noticed Rev. AL is there to get his mugshot on TV.

  2. Other networks refused to allow comments on Reverend Al Sharpton speaking at this funeral and I understand why the man Reverend Al Sharpton is why God is no respect are of persons evil uses the tool of racism to divide us I’m glad our black brothers and sisters have come to realize this racism is the tool used by evil to divide us and those that would use it should be marked accordingly

  3. I’m so why are you live streaming a very private time. Im sadden for the family but why television it.

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