Attorney for man shot by Spotsylvania deputy says family hopes officer will be charged | Crime News
According to the 911 record, Brown initially said “yes” to the dispatcher when asked if he had a gun, but later replied “no” twice later.
“Isiah Brown was unarmed,” said Haynes. “He made it clear that he had no weapon, no weapon. He had a cordless home phone and followed all of the shipping instructions to raise his hands and wait for the officer.
“There is no question that Mr. Brown was never exposed to the risk of serious injury or bodily harm, and the agent’s actions to unload a barrage of bullets in Isiah Brown were grossly negligent, inappropriate and clearly preventable,” added the attorney.
Defillipi spoke to the forum about Virginia State Police Policies and Procedures when they opened an investigation, but did not go into details of the shooting or respond to statements from Haynes. He noted that local law enforcement agencies are under no obligation to turn such investigations over to the state police, but this is happening more regularly now as the use of force by police has taken center stage across the country.
Spanberger, a Democrat who represents Spotsylvania in Congress, spoke about police reform efforts at the federal level. She discussed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, which the House of Representatives passed in March but was not voted on by the Senate. The Civil Rights Act was drafted by Democrats and aims to address police misconduct, excessive violence and racial prejudice in police work.