BRIDGETON – Jerame C. Reid’s family wants the Police Department to determine whether its officers engaged in a “pattern of abuse” with Reid before he was fatally shot here on Dec. 30.
The investigation should include “any past interactions” city police had with Reid before the shooting incident, according to a letter sent to the Police Department on Tuesday by the family’s attorney, Conrad Benedetto.
The letter specifically names Officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley as targets in the investigation. Days and Worley are the two officers involved in the fatal shooting, and who a Cumberland County grand jury recently refused to indict in connection with the incident.
Benedetto said his office reviewed more than 200 use-of force incident reports for 2013 and 2014. At least 34 police officers filed reports each year, he said.
“For both years, Officers Worley and Days filed reports that were higher than the average number of reports filed by fellow officers,” Benedetto said.