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Dashcam Footage Released of Controversial New Jersey T-Stop Shooting

Video and audio of a traffic stop shooting released by the Bridgeton (N.J.) Police Department on Tuesday shows two officers ordering Jerame Reid not to move before Reid appears to push his way out of the passenger side door and is shot by officers. More Here.

January 21, 2015

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Ima Leprechaun @ 1/22/2015 5:37 AM

I worked with a Sergeant that when he was stressed he swore like a longshoreman. I understood this Officers commands alright but always keep it professional and you look a lot better on video. The Officer seemed a bit over excited. Of course I cannot see what is going on in the car but I sure can hear it.

Rick @ 1/22/2015 3:43 PM

Bad Tactics all the way around! It was a dangerous crossfire situation with a fellow officer; as a former Federal Tactical Officer, I would have retreated to cover behind my car. Sometimes the best option is to give ground. If they drove away, that's all right. If they got two guys out and the third drove away, that's all right. If the guy got out and wanted to fight, they would have had time and cover on their side to deploy less lethal force.

plato's playdough @ 1/23/2015 2:36 AM

Being polite may not sufficiently convey to a banger, the precariousness of a watershed moment. As observers of this video, it in inconceivable that the banger did not understand the specifics of the command.

What part of "don't f*kin* move" did he not comprehend?

If the banger had heard "sir, sir... but sir I am really serious..." he might have thought someone was trying to get his Burger King order right.

However, what REALLY caught my eye was, the banger exited the vehicle, was in standing position, the contact Officer had fired about 6 shots, but the backup on the Driver's side fired once and the subject went down immediately. Maybe a coincidence of timing.

TERRY @ 1/23/2015 12:27 PM

As a training officer I understand that the officer was trying to control the situation and keep the suspect from reaching for the weapon. Myself I would have backed up about two steps and tell him get out and don't reach or shoot him when he goes for the weapon. It was a bad choice that the suspect made. The cover officer was having to watch his partner and the other suspect. The other suspect did not want to get shot so he complied. The cover officer only had time for one shot and he made it count. Then returned cover to the other suspect. Bad situation but the officer constantly warned the suspect not to go for the weapon.

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