Andrew Brown Jr. shooting – George Floyd's family and Rev Al Sharpton support relatives at funeral of man killed by cops

ANDREW Brown Jr’s family and other loved ones said goodbye to the late father at his funeral on Monday.

The funeral was held in Elizabeth County on Monday (May 3), with a eulogy delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton.

Several family members spoke, as did relatives of George Floyd, another black man killed by law enforcement.

Attorneys for the family repeated calls at the funeral for the release of more bodycam footage from the shooting that killed Brown, which has not been publicly released.

His family disputes the police account of what happened during the shooting in North Carolina- and now demand to see bodycam footage after just two family members saw only 20 seconds of it last week.

The dad-of-10 was shot dead by cops in North Carolina during a drug-related warrant executed by police on April 21.

Read our live blog below for the very latest on Andrew Brown Jr's death...

  • John Hall

    'IT IS UP TO US TO MAKE THE PLEA FOR TRANSPARENCY'

    Attorneys for the family of Andrew Brown Jr spoke at his funeral on Monday.

    "Andrew was killed unjustifiably, just as many black men in America have been killed," attorney Ben Crump said.

    "It is up to us to make the plea for transparency," he said in regards to the bodycam footage of Brown's death that still has not been released publicly.

  • John Hall

    REV AL SHARPTON JOINED FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR ANDREW BROWN JR

    The Rev Al Sharpton joined the funeral procession for Andrew Brown Jr ahead of the eulogy he is set to give at the late father's funeral.

    "As we lead the casket to the horse-drawn carriage I’m standing in prayer and faith with the family of Andrew Brown, Jr," he tweeted shortly before the service.

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    REV AL SHARPTON POSTS PHOTOS WITH BROWN'S SONS BEFORE EMOTIONAL SERVICE

    Rev Al Sharpton, who gave an impassioned eulogy and call for justice at Andrew Brown's funeral on Monday, posted a photo of himself with Brown's sons before the service.

    During the service, Brown's sons spoke about how much they loved him — and how much he would have loved to see so many people come together for him.

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    GEORGE FLOYD'S SISTER KNOWS THE 'PAIN' AND 'SLEEPLESS NIGHTS' THE BROWN FAMILY IS FEELING

    George Floyd's sister, Bridgett Floyd, was one of the people who spoke at Andrew Brown's funeral about losing a loved one to police violence.

    She spoke about the "sleepless nights, long days, heartache and pain" that she knows Brown's family is going through right now because she began going through it nearly a year ago when her brother was killed.

    After the service, she told ABC6 that it was important for her to come to North Carolina to show support.

    “I’m showing them strength right now. If I can do it, they can do it," she said.

  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    POWERFUL IMAGES FROM ANDREW BROWN JR'S FUNERAL SHOW A COMMUNITY IN MOURNING

    Images captured during the funeral for Andrew Brown Jr show the community of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in mourning.

    While Brown's body was carried to the service in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage, mourners lined the streets to pay their respects.

    Below, his family observes a solemn moment in front of the carriage.

    Brown's family behind the carriage that carried his body to the funeralCredit: Getty
  • Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore

    'WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?' REV AL SHARPTON ISSUES POWERFUL CALL FOR JUSTICE IN ANDREW BROWN CASE

    Rev Al Sharpton issued a powerful call for justice while giving a eulogy at the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr on Monday. He demanded that cops release all footage of the incident where cops fatally shot the 42-year-old father.

    "I know a con game when I see it," Sharpton said. "Release the whole tape, and let folks see what happened to Andrew Brown."

    "You don't need time to get a tape out. Put it out!

    "Let the world see what there is to see. If you've got nothing to hide, then what are you hiding?"

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'REST IN POWER' FAMILY LAWYER SAYS FOLLOWING ANDREW BROWN JR'S FUNERAL

    Andrew Brown Jr's funeral took place on Monday, and one of the speakers at the event tweeted a message for the 42-year-old black man to "rest in power" after his death at the hands of law enforcement.

    "As we lay Andrew Brown Jr. to rest today I want everyone to remember that North Carolina police took a father away from his children & his beloved family," Brown family attorney Ben Crump wrote after the funeral service.

    "Rest In Power, Andrew Brown Jr.!" he continued. "We MUST carry on his memory by seeking justice for his death! #SayHisName."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'WE'RE GOING TO STAND OUR GROUND FOR ANDREW BROWN'

    One of the lawyers for Andrew Brown Jr's family told mourners at his funeral on Monday that they will all continue to seek justice for the slain 42-year-old black man.

    "Because the dead cannot cry out for justice, we must do it for them," Crump said.

    "We're going to stand our ground for Andrew Brown," he added, urging the crowd of mourners to join him.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'TROUBLE DON'T LAST ALWAYS'

    George Floyd's sister, Bridgett Floyd, and her brother, Terrence Floyd, attended Andrew Brown Jr's funeral on Monday.

    Bridgett told the mourning family members of Brown that she felt their pain and knew what they were going through.

    "I just want to let you guys know today, trouble don't last always," she reassured Brown's loved ones.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'HERE WE ARE ONCE AGAIN' SAYS GEORGE FLOYD'S SISTER BRIDGETT AT ANDREW BROWN JR'S FUNERAL

    Members of George Floyd's family attended the funeral of Andrew Brown Jr on Monday.

    "Here we are once again," said Floyd's sister, Bridgett Floyd. "I said I was not going to attend another funeral after my brother."

    "But I feel the pain that this family is feeling," the woman, who attended the funeral with her brother, Terrence Floyd, continued. "No matter the way it went, it was wrong."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    CALLS FOR THE RELEASE OF BODYCAM FOOTAGE IN ANDREW BROWN JR SHOOTING CONTINUE AT FUNERAL

    At Andrew Brown Jr's funeral on Monday, people called for the release of further bodycam footage of the shooting that ultimately resulted in the 42-year-old's death.

    "We already know what these videos are going to show," Brown family attorney Ben Crump said.

    "The video is going to have to come out, because as we stand in the house of God, we know a lie cannot live forever."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    RELATIVES OF GEORGE FLOYD, DAUNTE WRIGHT, AND ERIC GARNER ALL ATTEND ANDREW BROWN JR FUNERAL

    Andrew Brown Jr's funeral on Monday was attended by relatives of George Floyd, Daunte Wright, and Eric Garner — all black men who were killed in incidents at the hands of law enforcement.

    Civil rights figures like The Rev Al Sharpton and William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign appeared at the service as well.

    "God used Andrew, just like he used George Floyd, for to spread his word, for to fight for his people," said family member Sandra White.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'WHAT'S RIGHT IS RIGHT' REV AL SHARPTON SAYS AT ANDREW BROWN JR'S FUNERAL

    Andrew Brown Jr was remembered his family, friends, and loved ones at his funeral on Monday, and the Rev Al Sharpton gave a eulogy.

    He used the opportunity to call on lawmakers to pass police reform, saying, "You have to be subject to the law whether you have on blue jeans or blue uniforms. What's right is right.'

    "Too often we come to funerals of people that are unjustly brought to death and act like this is a natural occurrence," he added.

    "We are going to celebrate him, but we are not going to excuse the fact that we shouldn't have to be here to do this."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    ABOUT 400 PEOPLE ATTEND ANDREW BROWN JR'S FUNERAL

    A crowd of about 400 people attended Andrew Brown Jr's funeral on Monday.

    The crowd cheered in response to the Rev Al Sharpton speaking at the service, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

    Brown’s family members spoke at the funeral. So did members of George Floyd’s family.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    ANDREW BROWN JR AND SON JHAROD FEREBEE WERE 'BEST FRIENDS'

    Jharod Ferebee, one of Andrew Brown Jr.'s sons, said his father was his best friend at his funeral on Monday in North Carolina.

    "Me and my dad we were like best friends," he said during his father's service.

    "Every time you see him you see me and every time you see me you see him…I remember growing up, couldn’t nobody tell me nothing wrong with my daddy," the young man said, according to CNN.

    "It’s crazy what’s going on right now and I love my daddy to death. He’s here though, he’s definitely here though."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'HE WOULD HAVE LOVED THIS' ANDREW BROWN'S SON SAYS AT FUNERAL

    Khail Ferebee, the eldest son of Andrew Brown Jr, spoke at his funeral Monday and said his father would have "loved" the proceedings.

    "I just wish he was here with us," he said. "As much as I'm going to wish and wish, wish all day, it's not going to happen."

    "It’s a terrible way that we had to be together like this, but, you know seeing everybody, I’m glad we’re together like this right now."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    CHILDREN OF ANDREW BROWN JR. GIFTED WITH MEMORIAL PILLOWS

    Andrew Brown's children were presented with memorial pillows at his funeral on Monday.

    Brown's family, friends, and loved ones said goodbye to the father of seven who was killed on April 21 in a shooting by law enforcement in North Carolina.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'THE VIDEO IS GOING TO HAVE TO COME OUT'

    At Andrew Brown Jr's funeral on Monday, his family's attorney Ben Crump again demanded the release of more bodycam footage from the scene of Brown's death at the hands of law enforcement.

    "We know that it was a reckless, unjustifiable shooting," said Crump.

    "The video is going to have to come out, because as we stand in the house of God, we know a lie cannot live forever."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ERIC GARNER'S MOM SPEAKS AT FUNERAL

    "Where we live shouldn't determine if we live." Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner said at Brown's funeral today.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    GEORGE FLOYD FAMILY SPEAKS AT FUNERAL

    George Floyd's brother and sister spoke at Andrew Brown's funeral today.

    He told the Brown family, "you are part of us."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    'IF HE DID WRONG, BRING HIM TO COURT NOT TO HIS FUNERAL', SAYS REV SHARPTON

    Rev Al Sharpton told mourners at Andrew Brown's funeral that police should have brought him to court if he did wrong, "not to his funeral".

    "If he did wrong bring him to court," he said.

    "But you don’t have a right to bring him to his funeral.

    "How do you justify self-defense, but shoot someone in the back…this must stop.

    "Enough is enough”

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    REV SHARPTON HITS BACK PEOPLE COMPLAINING OF HIS PRESENCE AT BROWN'S FUNERAL

    Rev Al Sharpton hit back at the people who complained of his presence at the funeral of Andrew Brown.

    "The nerve of you," he said.

    "The audacity to take somebody's life, to rob children of their father and you try to act like the issue is who came to help them rather than what you did to them.

    "The issue is not why we came to town or how we came to town the issue is why we came to town."

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    ATTORNEY CRUMP SAYS HE 'DEMANDS' POLICE FOOTAGE

    The Brown family's attorney Ben Crump said at the funeral that he "demands" that all the police footage in the death of Andrew Brown be released.

    "The video is going to have to come out because when we stand in the house of God, we know that a lie cannot live forever," he said.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    REV. AL SHARPTON IS NOW SPEAKING

    Rev Al Sharpton spoke at the funeral today telling the mourners that in the crowd was George Floyd's brother and sister as well as the mother of Eric Garner.

    "They know the pain this family will have to endure," he said.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'WE WANT TO BE FREE'

    Attorney Bakari Sellers spoke at Andrew Brown Jr's funeral and had strong words for the mourners and other viewers.

    "The systems in this country have to be torn down and reimagined so they can include Andrew’s children and all children," he said.

    "We’re going to stand up because we want to be free. We want to be free."

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