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-Press Release, Office of Michael D. Waters, District Attorney for the Eleventh Prosecutorial District
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, District Attorney Michael D. Waters and Assistant District Attorney Hollie Y. McAdams appeared in chambers before the Honorable Cynthia K. Sturges, Resident Superior Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District. The District Attorney‘s Office asked the Court to release the dash camera footage of the July 24, 2020, officer-involved shooting which lead to the death of David Brooks, Jr.
The family of David Brooks, Jr. and Chief David Hess of the Roxboro Police Department both consented to the release of the video footage and Judge Sturges signed an Order to that effect.
This video footage along with a shotgun seized from the scene as evidence by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), will be sent to the North Carolina State Crime Lab for further analysis. This forensic testing may take several weeks to complete.
If you witnessed the incident on July 24, 2020, involving the Roxboro Police Department, and you have not been interviewed yet, please call the SBI at (919) 779–8188 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.). After hours and on weekends, please call 1–800–334–3000.
The District Attorney‘s Office will await the results of the complete SBI investigation before making any determination about whether the use of force was appropriate.