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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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A gathering of a few hundred people in downtown Indianapolis Friday that stretched from the afternoon until night ended in police officers releasing tear gas and shooting rubber bullets at the crowds. 

That set off hours of chaos downtown that stretched into early Saturday when a CVS drug store was set on fire

The protest, like others around the country, follows the death of George Floyd while in he was Minneapolis police custody.