Family of Bridgeton man killed by police calls for federal investigation
BRIDGETON (AP) — The family of a man shot and killed by police in South Jersey during a traffic stop in December 2014 is calling for a federal probe into the shooting.
NJ.com reports that the mother and family of Jerame Reid, along with a community activist, gathered at a home in Bridgeton on Saturday, saying they will seek a federal civil rights investigation.
The move comes days after a grand jury voted to not file charges against two Bridgeton police officers who shot and killed the 36-year-old Reid following a traffic stop.
"I feel that justice was not served," said Shelia Reid, the victim's mother. "We want justice and peace. I want a thorough investigation."
Jerame Reid was the passenger in a car that was pulled over on Dec. 30 after it ran a stop sign. Bridgeton police officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley repeatedly ordered Reid to stay inside the vehicle after Days recovered what appeared to be a gun from the vehicle's glovebox, according to dash cam video.
Reid ignored the orders and exited the vehicle with his hands up. Both officers shot at Reid but only Days struck him, killing him.
Community activist Walter Hudson said he will seek a federal civil rights investigation, according to the newspaper, and intends to contact New Jersey's top federal prosecutor.
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