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Campaigners Call For State Investigation Into Fatal New Jersey Police Shooting

A woman wears a shirt with a photograph of Jerame C. Reid on it, as she listens during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 21,
A woman wears a shirt with a photograph of Jerame C. Reid on it, as she listens during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J. Newly released footage from a police dashboard camera shows police in a Dec. 30, 2014, stop that escalates quickly and leads the fatal shooting of Reid. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

National police reform advocates have called for a state investigation into the fatal police shooting of Jerame Reid, a 36 year-old black man who was confronted by two officers – one white and one black – during an initially routine traffic stop.

“Local officials should not handle incidents such as this,” the Rev Al Sharpton said in a statement on Thursday, echoing similar calls from local leaders to give the investigation to the state attorney general.

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