As part of its ongoing coverage of the police killing of Andrew Brown, Jr., in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, NBC News interviewed Brad Bannon
about the applicable law and ongoing demands from Mr. Brown's family and the community for the disclosure and release of all body-warn camera footage of the killing. "Chapel Hill civil rights lawyer Brad Bannon said delays in releasing body-camera video only give oxygen to the notion that authorities are trying to control the narrative. 'We have to remember that reasons given by law enforcement or official actors for not releasing evidence, or in characterizing that evidence and its impact,' do not always 'end up being true on the back end,' Bannon said. 'We just saw that in George Floyd's case, where [the killing] was described as a health event.'"