New Brunswick locals demand fair probe in Deloatch killing case
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Spokesman James O’Neill was not available for comment.
Barry Deloatch was shot dead by city cops early today, but his family and local residents are still desperately trying to know what caused the killing.
Nearly 100 people met at City Hall Thursday, calling for the state authorities and lawful investigation to explain why the cops killed Deloatch.
At around 12:12 a.m, Thurday, the 47-year-old Deloatch was shot by officers. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said Deloatch was reportedly chased by the police and shot dead.
Family and rights activists condemn police brutality
Barry Deloatch’s brother Bennie Deloatch demanded that officers outside Middlesex County should investigate his brother’s case.
On the other hand, Barbara Deloatch confessed his brother-in-law was addicted to drugs, but added that this could not be an excuse behind killing him as he was no trouble maker.
Walter Hudson of National Action Network, a rights group directed by Al Sharpton, maintained he had attended the rally to demand justice for the Deloatch family.
He also asserted that though the community group has the names of two officers involved in the killing, prosecutor’s office has clearly declined confirmations.
Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Spokesman James O’Neill was not available for comment if Deloatch possessed a gun, or what part of the body was he shot.
O’Neill also declined to reveal the status of New Brunswick officers who shot Deloatch to death.
Meanwhile, Diane Hawkins, of the New Brunswick chapter of the NAACP said the case is awaiting more data for fair investigation, "Our position is that justice should be done, once we get the facts," Hawkins said. "Officers are trained to shoot without killing."