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Video of Jerame Reid being shot by police

Once again it comes down to this. The family of a man killed by Bridgeton police last year during a traffic stop held a press conference Saturday to call for a federal investigation. This after a grand jury reviewed all the evidence and found no charges should be filed against the officer.

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(Screencap: Youtube/New Jersey 101.5)
(Screencap: Youtube/New Jersey 101.5)
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Bonnie Watson Coleman owes NJ police officers an apology – Watch

When a crime scene investigation is underway, politicians shouldn't be making inflammatory statements that could insight violence. 

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(left to right from the top) Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero; at the bottom, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, the six police officers accused of crimes from the aggression to murder for the death of Freddie Gray.
Edward M. Nero, originally from New Jersey, is shown at top right with 5 other Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in their custody after what prosecutors say was an illegal arrest. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)
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New Jerseyan among 6 Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray death

Edward M. Nero, originally from New Jersey, is shown at top right with 5 other Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured in their custody after what prosecutors say was an illegal arrest. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

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Pickup truck involved in state police shooting in Union
Pickup truck involved in state police shooting in Union (PIX 11)
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State police-involved pursuit ends with shots fired

UNION (AP) — New Jersey authorities say state police shot and killed a man after he drove a stolen Jeep toward them.

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Fired North Charleston, S.C. Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager. (AP Photo/Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
Fired North Charleston, S.C. Patrolman Michael Thomas Slager. (AP Photo/Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
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South Carolina cop accused of shooting unarmed man is from NJ

The unidentified bystander whose cellphone video of a police shooting in South Carolina put an officer in jail on a murder charge has come forward and explained why he started recording the crime scene.

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Sign held during a protest for the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday. ichael Thomas Slager,  has been charged with murder.
Sign held during a protest for the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday. ichael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder.
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Chilling video of fatal police shooting may have an impact beyond one case

NEW YORK (AP) -- Graphic videos have surfaced previously that kindled outrage over police use of force - the Rodney King beating in Los Angeles, last year's chokehold death in New York City. The new video from South Carolina is perhaps the most striking yet - its depiction of a fleeing, unarmed black man being shot in the back by a white policeman so vivid that a murder charge came swiftly.

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Still images taken from an April 4 video shows Walter Lamer Scott's fatal confrontation with now-fired and arrested city patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, in North Charleston, S.C. I (AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart)
Still images taken from an April 4 video shows Walter Lamer Scott's fatal confrontation with now-fired and arrested city patrolman Michael Thomas Slager, in North Charleston, S.C. I (AP Photo/Courtesy of L. Chris Stewart)
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When can police use lethal force against a fleeing suspect?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The law gives police officers latitude to use deadly force when they feel physically endangered, but there's far less legal flexibility when it comes to opening fire at fleeing individuals.

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Scene of police shooting in Bridgeton
Scene of the police shooting in Bridgeton (CBS Philly)
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Police shooting protested by 200 demonstrators in Bridgeton

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Roughly 200 people have gathered in a southern New Jersey town to protest a recent fatal police shooting.

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Watch the fatal police shooting in Bridgeton

You've heard about it, now watch it for yourself. Caught on the police cruiser's dashcam, what starts off as a normal traffic stop unravels quickly when officers find a gun in a glove compartment then the passenger won't comply with orders to not move.

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Old Bridge man fatally shot; confronted police with knife

A 75-year-old Old Bridge man was shot to death by police Tuesday morning after brandishing a knife at officers who had been called to his home over reports of a disturbance, the county prosecutor said.

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