The family of a Jamaican man living in New York nine years ago, is demanding answers, following his killing allegedly by a white police officer.
28-year-old Jamaican-born Maurice S. Gordon, was allegedly shot four times by a white New Jersey Police Trooper, during a traffic stop last month.
According to US Media, the family has retained an attorney, who says Mr Gordon lay bleeding on the pavement after being shot.
The attorney says the Police troopers handcuffed him instead of seeking medical help.
Gordon’s mother, Racquel Barrett, who recently flew to the United States from London has said that the police department is refusing to release information as to what transpired between her son and the policeman which resulted in Gordon being shot multiple times.
She says she believes her son was killed because he was black, just as she believes Mr Floyd was.
William O. Wagstaff, the attorney representing Gordon’s family has said that Gordon was placed in the back of a police car and was made to wait for about 30 minutes.
According to Wagstaff, Gordon was never issued a traffic ticket or told he was under arrest and was said to have attempted to unbuckle his seat belt a couple of times, after being told not to.
According to the attorney, Gordon eventually unbuckled his seat belt and attempted to get out of the police car.
A fight ensued between Gordon and the police officer and Gordon was shot multiple times.
Wagstaff III, says it’s unacceptable that the officer who killed Mr Gordon could still be on duty armed with a firearm.
Gordon, who was a chemistry student and an Uber driver, migrated to the US to live with his father.