November 9, 2020

Dreasjon Reed Grand Jury Decision Expected This Week

FILE PHOTO: Eric Weddle/WFYI

FILE PHOTO: Eric Weddle/WFYI

A grand jury is expected to have a decision in the police shooting death of Dreasjon Reed this week. 

Reed was killed six months ago following a police chase that streamed live on FaceBook. A six person grand jury will determine whether or not to indict IMPD Officer De'Joure Mercer, who shot Reed.

Businesses have boarded up downtown in anticipation of protests. A special prosecutor in the case called for the grand jury nearly three months ago.

IMPD says Reed pulled a gun on Officer Mercer. The family disbutes that.

A written statement from attorneys for the family said, "We are hopeful that the Grand Jury will see through the lies of IMPD."

 

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