Activist files charges against officer who fatally shot Bridgeton man

Walter Hudson (second from left) is among activists who spoke at a Bridgeton press conference earlier this month where residents called for an investigation by the Attorney General's Office for the fatal police shooting of Jerame Reid.

Charges filed in Bridgeton shooting

A civil rights activist filed charges Friday in Municipal Court in Bridgeton, N.J., against a local police officer, saying the officer disobeyed traffic laws before stopping a vehicle - and then fatally shooting its passenger - in December.

Walter Hudson, chairman of the National Awareness Alliance, said he wants to hold Officer Braheme Days accountable for the Dec. 30 incident, in which Jerame Reid, 36, of Bridgeton, was shot and killed. Hudson has said Reid had his hands up and was unarmed when Days shot him.

Hudson, in a statement Friday, said dashboard-camera video of the incident shows Days "blatantly disregarding traffic signs without emergency lights illuminated and in total disregard for the public's safety." Days and the Prosecutor's Office could not immediately be reached for comment.

Hudson said he hopes to get the case moved out of Cumberland County. - Michael Boren