Countless protesters reportedly came out for Another night in Elizabeth City, N.C. , Thursday to require answers in the fatal shooting of a Black man by a sheriff's deputy on Wednesday.
The North Carolina Bureau of Investigation, an external agency, was"immediately contacted" and is running the investigation into the matter, '' the sheriff added.
Keith Rivers, president of the Pasquotank County NAACP, was one of the roughly 300 protesters who came out to protest on Thursday.
"We want the sheriff to come out and speak to us," he advised protesters over a loudspeaker, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. "We're here now to seek and demand justice."
He added that he was"tired of seeing my sisters and brothers die at the hands of police."
"I just want peace and justice all over the world," protester Kayla Parker informed the station. "It is crazy how exactly in our small small city this could happen. I would have thought we would be herewe are."
Protesters and one City Council member have required that body-camera footage be published immediately -- but Wooten has so far stressed that no timeline was determined for the movie's release and police will wait the findings of this North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
Brown was killed when deputies fired multiple shots at him after he pitched in his car, according to the News & Observer.
The deputy was put on administrative leave.
"Mr. Brown was a convicted felon with a history of custody," Chief Deputy Daniel Fogg said in a recorded video statement, according to the News & Observer, which he said could have made the situation unsafe for deputies.
"The problem will probably come down to whether our deputies have reason to believe Mr. Brown's action place them at risk for a severe injury or death. We won't supply an opinion about this since we don't have all the details," he added, saying the deputies will be held accountable if they violated any policies or laws.