$340K to be given to the family of the man whose death “by cop” was caught on police dash cam in NJ
Southern New Jersey’s Cumberland County has approved a $340,000 settlement to be awarded to the estate of Jerame Reid. It’s alleged that Reid was retaliated against for reporting that he was abused while in jail.
Police officer Braheme Days, who is Black, fatally shot Jerame Reid in December 2014 in Bridgeton, New Jersey. Officer Days said he spotted a handgun in the glove compartment of the car Reid was in. The entire stop was caught on a dashboard camera.
Before his passing, Jerame Reid claimed he was savagely beaten by Cumberland County correction officers in 2009 which prompted the lawsuit. Reid alleged he was pepper stayed, kicked, punched and had buckets of ice cold water dumped on him. As a result of the attack, Reid sustained nerve damage in his face, broken ribs and a fractured left orbital bone.
The officers named in the lawsuit did try and have the suit thrown out of court once Reid died. However, Reid’s widow, Lawanda Hartsfield-Reid, filed civil rights and wrongful death lawsuits and is asking for a million dollars.