Protest held in New Brunswick over police-involved fatal shooting

NEW BRUNSWICK - Many people have been rallying outside New Brunswick's City Hall in the 13 days since the shooting death of Barry Deloatch, 47.

About a dozen other people were gathered at a park across the street from where the shooting happened. A council meeting was held tonight, where the protesters were allowed to speak for the first time. Council chambers were filled with about 50 protesters. Protesters asked for the city to pay for the funeral services.

Deloatch died last month shortly after running from two police officers into a narrow alley between two homes. A law enforcement source tells News 12 New Jersey that Deloatch found a metal pipe and began hitting one of the officers. The officer's partner then fired two shots.

Rally held in response to fatal police-involved shooting

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Here is the latest weather forecast in your 1 Westchester Evening Weather, 4-23
A 600-year-old white oak that sits on the 2 600-year-old tree to be removed in Bernards
A Rockaway Township police officer is facing charges 3 Morris County officer faces sexual assault charges
Suffolk fire officials say a house was gutted 4 House gutted by overnight fire in Oakdale
Police say there were five shootings in Paterson 5 Police investigate 5 shootings in Paterson over weekend

advertisement | advertise on News 12


It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.