Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bridgeton Police Officers Fatally Shot Vehicle Passenger With Hands Up

Bridgeton Police Officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley fatally shot Jerame C. Reid as he steps out of a vehicle with hands up.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

January 22, 2015

Bridgeton, NJ - On December 30, 2014, Police Officers Rodger Worley (White) and Braheme Days (Afro-American) pulled a vehicle over after failing to completely stop at a stop street sign. Officer Braheme cautiously approached the vehicle with two men, he asked the driver, Leroy Tutt, 46, for a license. Then, he notices a handgun in the glove compartment and tells the men to show their hands and Officer Days reaches into vehicle and pulls out a silver handgun. He orders both men to show their hands and threatens the passenger that he would "fucking kill" him, if he didn't show his hands or moved.
Officer Days backs away and the passenger, Jerame C. Reid, 36, (Afro-American) opens his door without being asked too and comes out with his two hands up. Officers Days and Worley then fired their service weapons fatally striking Reid 9 times.
Officer Days didn't even asked both men, if they had a weapon in the vehicle or a permit for the handgun after he noticed it.
Tutt was placed in custody, according to police.
Both officers have been place on administrative duty pending the outcome of a criminal investigation conducted by the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, the New Jersey State Police and the Bridgeton Police Department. 
Witnesses and a retired police officer indicated that Reid was unarmed and with his hands up when shot by the officers.

Police vehicle dashcam video released at link:

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