Dreasjon Reed

Mom Of Indiana Black Man Killed By Police Asks Feds To Help

Jun 3, 2020
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The family of a black man who was fatally shot by an Indianapolis police officer are calling for the federal government to intervene and conduct its own probe of his death. Swaray Conteh, an attorney for the family of 21-year-old Dreasjon "Sean" Reed, said during a Wednesday news conference that they are seeking federal involvement to investigate Reed's fatal May 6 shooting by an officer during a foot chase so that a thorough, transparent investigation is conducted into his death.

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The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says a police chase Wednesday ended in a fatal officer-involved shooting.  IMPD provided updates on the incident at a press conference Thursday. 

Police say Dreasjon Reed was driving erratically when police started pursuing the vehicle he was driving. Reed streamed the chase live on Facebook while thousands of people watched.