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Family of Maurice Gordon, a Black Man Killed by NJ State Troopers, Demands Accountability

HeadlineJun 08, 2020

A bereaved family is demanding answers after the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Maurice Gordon last month by a New Jersey police trooper. The state trooper, who has not been publicly identified, pulled Gordon over for a routine traffic stop. Gordon then waited in the officer’s car for over 30 minutes for a tow truck to arrive, after Gordon’s car wouldn’t restart. The trooper reportedly shot and killed him when he tried to exit the vehicle. The Attorney General’s Office said video of the shooting would be released when the initial investigation is over. Maurice Gordon, originally from Jamaica, was a chemistry student and a driver for Uber Eats — a job classified as “essential” during the pandemic.

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