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Al Sharpton, Ben Crump speak at funeral for Arkansas teen killed by deputy

The family of Hunter Brittain is holding a funeral after he was fatally shot by an Arkansas deputy. Reverend Al Sharpton is expected to speak at the event.

BEEBE, Ark. — The family of Hunter Brittain, the 17-year-old that was shot and killed by an Arkansas deputy, is holding a funeral for him Tuesday afternoon.

Brittain was shot nearly two weeks ago during a traffic stop by Lonoke County Sergeant Mike Davis. He was fired last week after Sheriff John Staley announced that the bodycam was not turned on until after the shooting occurred.

According to the family, Brittain was killed while trying to place a bottle of antifreeze behind a tire to stop his truck from rolling into the deputy's car.

“I don’t think Hunter would’ve expected all these people to be here for him, I mean, he knew he had people who cared about him, he knew a lot of people loved him, but I don’t think he would’ve expected all this.” Nathan Waters, a classmate and football teammate of Brittain said after the teen's funeral.

“I feel like having Al Sharpton [and] Ben Crump come is really showing that we’re not going to stop until we get something. We’re going to keep pushing, we’re going to get justice for the boy that we loved and we all cared about.” Waters said.

Ben Crump, a famed civil rights lawyer for George Floyd's family, will represent the Brittain family. Crump spoke at the funeral along with civil rights leader Al Sharpton.

The Arkansas State Police are still investigating the case and have not released any more details at this time.

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