The funeral of Andrew Brown, an African-American man shot dead by police in North Carolina on May 3, local time, was held in Elizabeth, N.C. In addition to Brown’s relatives, George Floyd and other relatives of several victims and civil rights activists killed in police violence were also involved in the funeral.
Brown’s relatives told the funeral of Brown, calling him a loving and responsible family member and jointly condemning the nation’s long-standing problem of police violence and racial discrimination, saying such practices have hurt minorities, especially African-Americans.
Ben Kromp, a lawyer hired by Brown’s relatives, said he learned of Brown’s fatal police shooting just hours after white police officer Shawan was convicted of kneeling to kill Floyd. He called on the authorities to release all police law enforcement tapes and to put an end to the unjustified killing of African-Americans. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton called on Congress to pass the George Floyd Act on Justice in Law Enforcement and to take action to make police misdeeds pay the price.