The Shade Room reported that protesters took to #Paterson’s City Hall last night to demand justice for 27-year-old Jameek Lowery. He passed away within 48 hours of posting a video on Facebook Live, showing him asking officers at Paterson Police headquarters for help.
Lowery’s family claims he passed away shortly after he turned up at a hospital and appeared to have been beaten. Protesters joined the family in raising questions about Jameek’s death as they suspect foul play.
Protesters chanted “No justice, no peace” while holding up signs that read, “He asked for help,” “Justice 4 Mickey,” and “We want answers.”
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Protesters took to #Paterson’s City Hall tonight to demand justice for 27-year-old #JameekLowery, who passed away within 48 hours of posting a #FacebookLive video in which he was seen asking officers at #PatersonPolice headquarters for help. _________________ His family claims he turned up at a hospital where it appeared he had been beaten. He passed away shortly after and now protesters are joining Lowery’s family in raising questions about Jameek’s death as they suspect foul play and they believe the police have the answers. _________________ “I feel hurt. I feel a loss. My heart is broken,” said Lowery’s mother Patrice King, according to #PatersonTimes. “I need my son. I just need my damn son. I won’t get the chance to hug him. I won’t get the chance to tell him I love him. It hurts so bad. I just feel like giving up.” _________________ Protesters could be heard chanting, “no justice, no peace” while holding up signs that read “He asked for help” and “Justice 4 Mickey,” and “We want answers.” _________________ Video from the scene shows protesters running from what appears to be tear gas. It wasn’t immediately clear if any of the protesters were seriously injured. We’ll keep you updated on this story! 🎥: @trillionaire_low
According to Paterson Times, a preliminary investigation revealed on Saturday:
- 2:45 a.m: Lowery called 911 Saturday from his home on Godwin Avenue at about. He told the operator he had taken ecstasy and was paranoid. The ambulance responded and transported him to St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. While at the hospital Lowery became erratic and left.
- 3:42 a.m.: Lowery called 911 and stated people were trying to kill him on Broadway and Memorial Drive.
- 3:45 a.m.: Lowery entered the Frank X. Graves Public Safety Complex, where he live streamed a video on Facebook. He says people, including police officers, were trying to take his life.
- While at the police headquarters, Lowery called 911 again. The police requested an ambulance to respond; he was taken from the police headquarters to the hospital for medical treatment.
- When he arrived at the hospital, he was unresponsive. He was pronounced dead Monday morning.
“Police used physical force and compliance holds to secure Mr. Lowery in the ambulance…” “Hospital records indicate no acute trauma.”read the statement from the prosecutor.
“The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office is fully investigating every step of the series of events on Saturday evening, interviewing police and fire officers as well as medical professionals at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center. They are also awaiting the results of toxicology and autopsy reports,” said Mayor Andre Sayegh on Tuesday afternoon.
The Lowery family has alleged police officers killed him. He left behind three children, according to his mother,Patrice King. “I feel hurt. I feel a loss. My heart is broken,” she said. “I need my son. I just need my damn son. I won’t get the chance to hug him. I won’t get the chance to tell him I love him. It hurts so bad. I just feel like giving up.”
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Source: patersontimes.com, TheShadeRoom.com
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