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Elizabeth City curfews lifted 2 weeks after deputy shooting

May. 06, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County have lifted curfews that were implemented after county sheriff's deputies fatally shot a Black man in the city. Websites for the city and county stated that the 8 p.m. curfews were lifted...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

May. 05, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. May 1, 2021. Editorial: Police video law leads to mistrust The tortuous slow drip of police video footage in the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City has confounded national media, which have struggled to...

Deputy shooting becomes part of city's long history on race

May. 04, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was wrapping up when Dakwon Gibbs told a friend that George Floyd’s killing — and others like it — would never happen in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. “I said, 'We...

Calls for justice at N.C. funeral of Andrew Brown Jr.

May. 03, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for transparency and the release of body camera footage at the funeral Monday for Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man shot and killed by deputies in North Carolina, with the civil rights leader likening withholding the video...

Mourners attend viewing for man shot by N. Carolina deputies

May. 02, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to a North Carolina man whose shooting at the hands of sheriff's deputies has triggered a wave of protests. Public viewings were held Sunday for Andrew Brown Jr. in Hertford and then in Elizabeth City,...

Deputy shooting becomes part of city's long history on race

May. 01, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was wrapping up when Dakwon Gibbs told a friend that George Floyd’s killing — and others like it — would never happen in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. “I said, 'We...

Curfew pushed later after protests over Black man's shooting

Apr. 30, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city where a Black man was shot and killed by deputies said Friday that it will push its curfew back by several hours each night after a week of generally peaceful protests. Elizabeth City officials said that starting Friday...

Sheriff: Deputies who didn't fire at Black man back on duty

Apr. 29, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff said Thursday that he has put four deputies involved in the case of a Black man who was fatally shot last week back on active duty after a review of body camera video showed they did not fire their weapons. Pasquotank...

Sheriff: 4 North Carolina deputies who didn't fire their weapons in the fatal shooting of Black man returning to duty

Apr. 29, 2021 14:52 PM EDT
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff: 4 North Carolina deputies who didn't fire their weapons in the fatal shooting of Black man returning to duty.

North Carolina body camera law comes under harsh glare

Apr. 29, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law that gives local courts authority over the release of body camera video has come under a harsh glare after a judge refused to make public footage of deputies shooting and killing Andrew Brown Jr. The 2016 law says that law...