North Carolina prosecutor says police were justified in fatally shooting Andrew Brown

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By Nathan Layne and Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) -A North Carolina prosecutor said on Tuesday he would not bring criminal charges against sheriff’s deputies for the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown, a Black man, outside his home last month, saying the killing was justified because he endangered their lives by driving toward them. Pasquotank County District Attorney Andrew Womble said he had concluded his investigation and found no wrongdoing by the deputies, despite calls for prosecution by lawyers for Brown’s family, who described his death as an execution. Brown, 42, was shot as he resisted arre…

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