June 4, 2020

Update: Special Prosecutor Appointed And Why It's Critical To Investigation Of Police Shooting

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A photo of Dreasjon "Sean" Reed is placed in a memorial before a news conference, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Indianapolis. The family of Reed, a black man who was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer, called Wednesday for the federal government to intervene and conduct its own probe of his death. - AP Photo/Darron Cummings

A photo of Dreasjon "Sean" Reed is placed in a memorial before a news conference, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Indianapolis. The family of Reed, a black man who was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer, called Wednesday for the federal government to intervene and conduct its own probe of his death.

AP Photo/Darron Cummings

Updated June 4 at 3 p.m.

A special prosecutor has been named in the investigation of the police shooting of Dreasjon Reed last month.  A Marion Superior Court Judge says Rosemary Khoury of Madison County will serve as the prosecutor. 

After the police shooting of Dreasjon Reed, the Marion County Prosecutor quickly called on the court to appoint an independent prosecutor.

For the past month, the Reed family has waited for answers. On Wednesday, city leaders added their voices to the demand for immediate action.

WFYI’s Jill Sheridan spoke with Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears by phone about the appointment process and why that appointment is critical.

READ MORE: Mother Asks Feds To Investigate IMPD Killing Of Dreasjon Reed

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