Dashcam video was released Tuesday showing New Jersey police shooting and killing an unarmed black man as he disobeyed officers orders and exited a car with his hands up.
The incident took place on December 30, of last year.
The footage shows two Bridgeton, NJ police officers, Braheme Days and Roger Worley, pull over a car for running a stop sign.
As one of the officers asks the driver to show them his driver’s license, the conversation quickly changes after the other officer warns his partner about a gun in the glove compartment.
The officers then shout at the driver and the passenger to show them their hands. First, the driver’s left hand is visible and then both of them can visibly be seen out of the window. The hands of the passenger are not clearly seen at first.
Officer Braheme Days keeps screaming over and over at the passenger, Jerame Reid: “Show me your hands!” and “If you reach for something, you’re going to be [f…] dead!”
The officer appears to reach into the car and remove the gun. But then Reid, apparently disregarding the officer’s order not to move, steps out of the car. With his empty hands raised at shoulder level, both officers open fire. At least six shots are fired, killing the man.
“The video speaks for itself that at no point was Jerame Reid a threat and he possessed no weapon on his person,” Walter Hudson, chair and founder of the civil rights group the National Awareness Alliance, said. “He complied with the officer and the officer shot him.”
An internal review has been launched by the Cumberland County prosecutor’s office. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave.
Watch the raw footage: