Wednesday, January 21, 2015

VIDEO: Bridgeton Cop Fatally Shoot Suspect in New Jersey

Dash cam footage released by the Bridgeton Police Department Tuesday shows Jerame Reid being shot and killed as he exited a car pulled over by Bridgetown Police Officers, an incident that has sparked some Ferguson-esque backlash against the police department. What began as a traffic stop on the night of December 30 escalated quickly when an officer reportedly noticed a gun in the glove compartment.

Days appeared to take a pistol from the glove compartment. Reid then got out the car, appearing to do so with his hands raised, even as the officers shout at him not to move. Both officers fired a rough total of nine shots, killing Reid.

Per the South Jersey Times, Reid had previously spent significant time in prison for shooting at Jersey troopers, and had even once been arrested by officer Days before.

The department is investigating the incident; both officers have been placed on paid leave. The autopsy of Reid has not been released to the public.


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