WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A Black Lives Matter chapter in North Carolina has apologized to the family of a Black man who died last year for demanding the release of jail and body camera footage leading up to his death.
Black Lives Matter Winston-Salem made the apology Thursday on Facebook.
The group says they want to honor the dignity of John Neville.
Prosecutors say Neville died in December due to a brain injury after he was placed face down and restrained by officers in a manner that made him unable to breathe.
The family had previously opposed the video’s release, but said in a statement through their attorneys this week that they now want it released.