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Statement by Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network Call for Attorney General Merrick Garland to Intervene in North Carolina case of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Statement by Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network Call for Attorney General Merrick Garland to Intervene in North Carolina case of Andrew Brown, Jr.

New York, NY (May 18, 2021) – Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) released a statement today following a briefing by District Attorney Andrew Womble:

“The Elizabeth City District Attorney, who is concurrently running for Superior Court Judge, Mr. Andrew Womble gave a bizarre and unconvincing defense of his decision to not charge the Sergeant and deputies for shooting Andrew Brown Jr. in the back of head. DA Womble is claiming that Anthony Brown’s death was a justified measure of public safety. How can the loss of life in a manner such as shooting a man in the back of the head be justified? That is why we are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to intervene with the resources and authority of the federal government and/or a special prosecutor. It is It is obvious that there are political motivations behind the DA’s nonsensical and unjustifiable decision and we intend to continue fighting for justice in this case.”

About National Action Network

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

For more information go to: www.nationalactionnetwork.net

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