Judge Jeffrey Foster ruled on Wednesday that more bodycam footage of the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. cannot be released for at least 30 days.
Foster indicated he understands public interest in the footage, but worries releasing it could hurt the investigation into the shooting, ABC 6 reported.
The footage could be released after 30 days and absolutely must be released within a 45 day time-frame, Foster ruled.
Foster also ruled the videos be censored prior to release, so as to hide the identity of officers involved in the incident.
Brown was fatally shot by Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on April 21, 2021, CNN reported.
Forty-two-year-old Brown was shot while in a vehicle as deputies tried to execute a warrant.
Pasquotank County district attorney Andrew Womble claims Brown moved his vehicle backward, then forward, as deputies sought to execute the warrant. He allegedly made