Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man


NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.

Details were filed Friday and must be approved by a judge.

Thirty-six-year-old Jerame (JEH’-raym) Reid was shot by two Bridgeton police officers, one black and one white, after he refused their order to stay in his vehicle.

A grand jury in Cumberland County declined to indict the officers last summer.

Under the tentative settlement, Reid’s infant son would receive about $1.5 million in periodic payments starting when he turns 18.

Reid’s widow would receive $200,000, which includes legal fees. His mother and the mother of his child would each receive $70,000.

Bridgeton and its police department deny liability.

Attorneys didn’t return messages seeking comment.

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