NEW BRUNSWICK - A rally was held today after a grand jury announced yesterday that they declined to file charges in the fatal police shooting of Barry Deloatch.
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced yesterday that the panel decided not to indict police officers Brad Berdel and Daniel Mazan in the shooting death.
Deloatch's sons responded to the decision in a press release just after midnight saying they're devastated. They also contend the shooting was an example of gross negligence.
Activists have called for more demonstrations and say they will ask the U.S. Department of Justice to review the shooting.
Prosecutors say the 46-year-old Deloatch ran off Sept. 22, 2011, after the officers approached him and two other men. A subsequent chase ended with Berdel shooting Deloatch.
Officials say Deloatch threatened the officers with a board. The family says he was unarmed.
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