An activist filed charges Friday against two Bridgeton police officers connected to the fatal shooting of Jerame C. Reid, saying they disregarded stop signs in separate cars.
Walter L. Hudson, chairman of the National Awareness Alliance in Penns Grove, Salem County, said in his complaint that he observed Officer Roger Worley disregard a traffic sign on South Pine Street turning onto Henry Street in Bridgeton. In a separate complaint, Hudson said he observed Sgt. Wayne Miller disregard a traffic sign on spruce Street turning onto Henry Street.
Bridgeton Police Chief Mark Ott and Mayor Albert Kelly could not be reached for comment.
“If you view all video of the events that led up to the killing of Jerame Reid on December 30, 2014, you will see that both Officer Worley and Sgt. Miller of the Bridgeton Police Department blatantly disregarding traffic signs without emergency lights illuminated and in total disregard to the public’s safety,” Hudson said in a press release.
The release said Worley and Miller were both at the scene, but noted that only Worley discharged his weapon
Hudson said he plans to ask the judge to transfer to another jurisdiction because “there is a clear conflict” with the judge hearing the charges within the town where the officers are employed.
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