In a knee-jerk reaction to the shooting of Andrew J Brown in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, seven officers have been placed on inactive duty.

Brown’s family claim he was executed for no reason.  But, the prosecutor pointed out to the court that Brown hit the officers with his car before being shot. Brown was a known drug dealer with a record going back to 1988 and whose rap sheet is now comprised of 180 pages.

The police were able to get a search warrant for Brown’s house after an informant said that he had been buying various drugs from Brown for over a year.

They confronted Brown sitting in his car in the driveway before he hit them with his car. The police opened fire, killing him.

Fox News reports :

An initial search warrant signed off by North Carolina Superior Court Senior Resident Judge Jerry R. Tillett on April 20 states that Agent R.D. Johnson of the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was in communication with a confidential source who said they had been purchasing narcotics from Brown for over one year. The informant claimed that they had purchased different quantities of cocaine, “crack” cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Brown on numerous occasions.

Investigators believe the establishment at 421 Perry St. in Elizabeth City “is being used to store, package and distribute narcotics, namely ‘crack’ cocaine,” the warrant states. Two vehicles regularly seen at the residence were believed to be in Brown’s possession and were being used by him to store, traffic and distribute illegal narcotics. There is reason to believe that the home was being used by Brown as a “secure location” to store drugs, currency and recordation of sales or monies owed, the warrant says.

From The Gateway Pundit

One of the Brown family lawyers, Chantel Cherry-Lassiter, who viewed the video, said Monday that officers opened fire on Brown while he had his hands on the steering wheel of a car. She said the video showed Brown trying to drive away but posing no threat to officers.

District Attorney Andrew Womble told a judge at a hearing Wednesday that he viewed body camera video and disagreed with the characterization by attorneys for the family of Brown Jr. that his car was stationary when the shooting started.

District Attorney Andrew Womble told a judge at a hearing Wednesday that he viewed body camera video and disagreed with the characterization by attorneys for the family of Brown Jr. that his car was stationary when the shooting started.

‘As it backs up, it does make contact with law enforcement officers,’ he said, adding that the car stops again.

‘The next movement of the car is forward. It is in the direction of law enforcement and makes contact with law enforcement. It is then and only then that you hear shots.’

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