No federal charges against officer who shot man in car stop

BRIDGETON, N.J. – Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say they won’t file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a man who defied orders by stepping out of a car during a traffic stop with his hands raised.

The December 2014 shooting of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton was captured on a patrol car’s dashboard camera.

U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced Monday an investigation by his office determined there was insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges. He says the office found no charges were warranted after viewing the evidence as a whole.

On the video, Bridgeton Officer Braheme Days removes a gun from the car and pulls his weapon. Days shouts for Reid to put his hands up and not move, but Reid steps out of the vehicle with his hands up.

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