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Andrew Womble Biography
Who is Andrew Womble?
Andrew Womble is the Pasquotank County (DA) district attorney who has sparked controversy for calling the Andrew Brown shooting “justified.” At a press conference on May 18, Womble announced that none of the three police officers involved would be charged, much to the anger of social media users.
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Womble has been kept out of the media spotlight, but we managed to unearth some old interviews that gave us an idea of who he is. Womble was named a district attorney in 2013 and the public voted for him a year later. Before that, he was a public defender in Elizabeth City.
Womble graduated from Plymouth High School in 1990 and went to the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. He majored in business and finance before pursuing an MBA in college. He then dropped out of the MBA to practice law and graduated from law school in 1996.
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Fresh out of college, Womble first went into private practice in Greenville and then Raleigh. In 1998, he returned to his hometown of Plymouth and opened a private practice with an associate. Then, in 2004, Womble was named District 1’s first public defender. He remained in that position until he was appointed in 2013 as district attorney. He contested the role in 2014 as a Republican and won. He was re-elected in 2018 after running unopposed.
Womble now plans to run for Superior Court judge in 2022, rather than seek re-election as a district attorney.
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At the conference, Womble showed media body camera footage from the scene of the shooting, in Elizabeth City on April 21. The clip is about 44 seconds long, but despite the fact that Brown was shot, Womble made it clear that no crime was committed. He said Brown’s death, “although tragic, was justified.” Womble also said that the use of force was “considered reasonably appropriate”, and that police actions “were consistent with training and fully supported by law.” Womble has quickly courted the ire of social media, with many criticizing the press conference and its findings.
This is everything we know about Womble and how he ended up as a Pasquotank County prosecutor.
The North Carolina district attorney has generated controversy in the past, as he chose to pursue the death penalty in 2018.
Womble was seeking the death penalty for four inmates accused of killing four, in what was called “the deadliest prison break attempt in state history.” Despite the fact that 12 years had passed since the state last executed someone, Womble seemed willing to apply the penalty.
“These four are crying out for the death penalty,” he said in an interview. Finally, one of the defendants, Mikel Brady, was sentenced to death.
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Now, Womble is back in the news after being asked to recuse himself.
On May 9, Andrew Brown’s family asked the district attorney to step aside, in the interests of “fairness, transparency and the pursuit of justice.” The family wanted Womble to recuse himself due to a “well defined” conflict of interest as Womble’s office is in the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Department. However, he refused to do so, saying: “I am chosen by the people of the first judicial district to do exactly this job.
A special counsel, or outside attorney, is not accountable to the people of this judicial district. I’m.”
At the press conference, Womble made it clear that the police were simply defending themselves. That defense has led to many angry tweets online. One person said, “I DO NOT trust this North Carolina District Attorney Andrew Womble Jr. This case should have been turned over to the North Carolina Attorney General.” Another hit him and tweeted: “North Carolina District Attorney Andrew Womble is a self-confident, arrogant piece of shit. Watch out now. ”
“Your arrogance is showing and people are about to destroy you for it.”
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Brown, 42, was shot by police officers trying to serve him an arrest warrant. According to CNN, Brown’s family was unaware of the findings prior to the conference. It is not clear for now if they plan to appeal, but they clearly have the public backing to do so.