Family of Jerame Reid asking for federal investigation

BRIDGETON, N.J. (WPVI) -- With help from the National Awareness Alliance, Jerame Reid's family announced Saturday that they are calling for a federal investigation into his death.

Reid was shot and killed by two Bridgeton police officers last December, and earlier this week a grand jury decided not to charge them.

Jerame Reid was the passenger in a car that was pulled over on December 30th 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 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.

Reid's family now wants the federal government to look into whether his civil rights were violated.

Jerame Reid

At a press conference today Jerame's mother, Shelia Reid, said, "Justice was not served. My son does but have justice, and I don't have no peace. I want something done to these two officers."

Walter Hudson, with the National Awareness Alliance, plans to send a letter to New Jersey Attorney General Paul Fishman next week officially requesting that federal investigation.


Information from The Associated Press was used in this post.
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