- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - About 100 people marched in the southern New Jersey city of Bridgeton to protest a police shooting that left a passenger in a car dead.

Wednesday’s protest was organized by a coordinator for the National Awareness Alliance.

Protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” and “No justice, no peace,” as they gathered at the intersection where two police officers shot and killed 36-year-old Jerame Reid during a traffic stop on Dec. 30.

Bridgeton Police Capt. Michael Gaimari tells the South Jersey Times (https://bit.ly/1BKZsz7 ) police stopped a car driven by 46-year-old Leroy Tutt of Long Branch.

Authorities previously said the officers opened fire at Reid when a gun was “revealed.”

Tutt was released without being charged and the case was turned over to the Cumberland County prosecutor.

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Information from: South Jersey Times (Woodbury, N.J.), https://nj.com/southjerseytimes


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