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voiceofreason
07-15-2018, 09:44 AM
https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/authorities-identify-man-killed-in-vineland-police-involved-shooting/article_010bb7fd-719e-56f2-9589-e7e1110b77e7.html

Authorities identify man killed in Vineland police-involved shooting
7/15/18

VINELAND — Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot by police on Saturday.

Rashaun Washington, 37, of Bridgeton, has been identified as the man killed in the officer-involved shooting, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said in a news release Sunday morning.


VINELAND — Ryonna Maven was driving with her mother Saturday morning when she saw a shirtles…

On Saturday, Vineland police responded to a home at 11:22 a.m. on West Wood Street for the report of a man “acting suspiciously” on the front porch, :)Webb-McRae said in a statement. The man was fatally shot after several minutes, she said.

Authorities did not initially release the identity of the man, and Webb-McRae said no further information would be released until there was a positive identity.

The identities of the officer or officers involved have not been released. Webb-McRae confirmed that an autopsy is scheduled, but did not say when.

The Prosecutor’s Office is handling the investigation as required under state Attorney General guidelines, the release said.

Witnesses on Saturday described seeing the man shirtless and pacing in the front yard of a corner lot on Wood Street, surrounded by police with their guns drawn. Some people recorded video of the standoff.


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Witnesses can be heard yelling at the police, saying the victim was only armed with a water bottle. Officers can be heard saying that the man said he was armed with a bomb.

The Bobster
07-15-2018, 10:09 AM
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/07/14/man-fatally-shot-police-vineland-nj/

Man Fatally Shot By Police In Vineland, New Jersey
July 14, 2018 at 5:59 pm

VINELAND, N.J. (CBS) — The standoff between a man and police in South Jersey lasted several minutes and the entire ordeal was posted live on Facebook as it unfolded.

A fatal shooting involving police in Vineland, New Jersey was captured on cellphone video.

You can hear the moment a Vineland police officer shot Rashaun Washington, 37, three times, killing him.

“I live right there, not even three feet away,” said Jose Pagan.

Pagan watched the shooting unfold on West Wood Street, just next door to his home.

He says just before noon Washington, who did not live at the home next door, began pacing back and forth outside it.

Police were trying to calm the Washington down and appeared patient at first.

“They telling him to calm down or whatever, he said, ‘No, I’m not leaving here, y’all going to have to kill me,'” said Pagan.

Pagan did not expect an officer to do just that minutes later. :rolleyes:

“They shouldn’t of killed him because he did not have no weapon, no shirt. He was showing cops all he had was a bottle of water,” Pagan told Eyewitness News.

What is most concerning to Pagan and other neighbors, including the woman who shot the video, was what the officer said as he pulled the trigger.

“The cop yelled ‘bomb, a bomb, a bomb’ and he shot him three times,” said Pagan. “Where the bomb comes from? Ain’t no bomb. You think if there would’ve been a bomb this whole block would’ve been evacuated!”

Per attorney general guidelines, the local prosecutor’s office is investigating this officer-involved shooting.

While that office confirmed the shooting was fatal and it happened around 11:22 Saturday morning, it did not say whether a bomb or any kind was found here or suspected here during the incident.

voiceofreason
07-16-2018, 07:08 AM
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The Bobster
07-17-2018, 04:59 PM
Fu ck you, nigger!

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Father-of-New-Jersey-Man-Killed-by-Police-Speaks-Out-488433111.html

Father of New Jersey Man Killed by Police Speaks Out: 'I Want Justice'
By Alicia Victoria Lozano and Cydney Long
Published 2 hours ago | Updated 39 minutes ago

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It was supposed to be a new start for Rashaun Washington. :rolleyes:

The New Jersey father of two struggled with addiction and had moved out of a halfway home just four months ago, Washington’s dad, Reginald Miller :confused:, told NBC10 Tuesday afternoon. He struggled to find a job while also attempting to reconnect with his 11-year-old and 13-year-old kids :mad:, Miller said.

But on Saturday, Washington, 37, died during a confrontation with Vineland police. Witnesses recorded the encounter.

Miller has watched the death of his son several times. He became so enraged by one viewing that he punched his back door and fractured a finger.

The blessing, he said, is the recorded evidence of what happened that day.

“The curse is the kids, the grandkids, the cousins, nieces, nephews - you can’t let them see that. You can traumatize his kids for the rest of their lives,” Miller said. :rolleyes:

Video footage of the encounter shows police officers yelling at a shirtless man who appeared to be pacing back and forth in front of a house. They instructed him to back down, but Washington was agitated and did not cooperate. At least one rifle was pointed at him during the confrontation, according to the video.

Soon, shots rang out and Washington dropped to the ground. A police dog lunged at Washington. Miller said the dog bit his son’s face as he died. :p

“There’s all these officers and everybody’s got guns pointed at him. They got high-powered assault rifles. They got a dog barking at him and he’s got nothing in his hand but a water bottle and a T-shirt,” Miller said. “He had to feel threatened with everybody pointing everything at him.”

Washington’s death is under investigation. The police officer who discharged his weapon is on paid administrative leave per departmental policy, according to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

Peter Alfinito with the Burlington County Fraternal Order of Police watched the video with NBC10 and said responding officers faced too much uncertainty during their encounter with Washington.

"Two minutes is a lifetime when you are with someone ... who is not cooperating," he said.

But Miller’s grief is not assuaged. He wants to know why police didn’t use other means to subdue his son. :rolleyes:

“Why did he have to die in that matter? None of that had to happen,” Miller said.

Washington “was no angel,” Miller admitted. He had previously been arrested for drugs and did not have a close relationship with his kids. Still, “he was a jokester,” Miller said. :confused:

“His thing was laughter,” he added. “Everything about him was making somebody else laugh.”

Responding police officers would not have known that.

“They’re doing their No. 1 job - protecting society,” Alfinito said. “Is he on drugs, does he have a mental problem, is he wanted for homicide?”

All of those variables might have flashed through the minds of police as they encountered Washington.

Still, Miller insisted, things could have ended differently. :rolleyes:

“This is not the answer. Shooting people down is not the answer,” he said. “I want justice.” (and a winning ghetto lottery ticket)

Washington’s death comes one month after 17-year-old Antwon Rose was killed by Pittsburgh police. The shooting sparked protests even as the officer was charged with homicide.

Rose’s death and now Washington’s fuels a distrust of police among black and brown communities, Miller said. Two years ago, he feared for his own life after being pulled over during a routine traffic stop. Miller threw his hands out of the window and hesitated to even reach into a pocket for his wallet, he said.

“There is a real fear of cops that, no matter what, I’m done,” Miller said. “I don’t want to see a cop dead, but I don’t want to see my son dead.”

The Bobster
07-20-2018, 03:38 PM
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/07/19/bodycam-footage-released-in-vineland-police-involved-shooting/

Dozens March In Memory Of Rashaun Washington After Release Of Bodycam Footage Showing Vineland Police-Involved Shooting
By David Spunt
July 19, 2018 at 10:30 pm

VINELAND, N.J. (CBS) — Droves of people came out to show support as a family and community work to find answers following the body camera footage released on Thursday, which shows the moments leading up to last week’s deadly police-involved shooting in Vineland.

Authorities say the confrontation between police and Rashaun Washington lasted 28 minutes before he was shot and killed on Saturday.

Washington allegedly alluded to having an explosive device in his possession. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office says it was later determined Washington had a bladed garden shear wrapped in a t-shirt.

Georgette, Rashuan’s mother, said on Thursday evening, “They didn’t have to kill my son. They stood around and sprayed all that mace on my son. Why didn’t they spray that mace before they killed him?” :rolleyes:

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The Vineland officer who shot him is on administrative leave.

The shooting remains under investigation.

voiceofreason
07-26-2018, 08:21 AM
https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/2018/07/25/vineland-police-involved-shooting-rashaun-washington-911-transcript/833846002/

911 call details released in Rashaun Washington shooting
Updated 2:04 p.m. ET July 25, 2018

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VINELAND – A 911 call reporting a stranger on a porch :rolleyes:who wouldn't leave brought police to the West Wood Street home where an officer fatally shot the suspect on July 14.

On Wednesday, the Vineland Police Department released a transcript of the initial 911 call that preceded a 28-minute encounter ending in the police-involved shooting of Rashaun "Pac Man" Washington.

The transcript was stripped of identifying information. “Redactions were made to safeguard the identity of the caller,” police explained, referring to reports of threats.

At 11:22 a.m. July 14, the call came into the city's police dispatch, transferred from the Cumberland County 911 Emergency Communications Center.

Vineland Dispatcher: 911 where’s your emergency?

County Dispatcher: Vineland, it’s Cumberland County with a transfer. I have [Redaction] on the line. [Redaction] at [Redaction]. [Redaction] reporting that someone’s on [Redaction] porch sitting there. [Redaction] asked them to leave, they won’t. [Redaction] doesn’t know who they are. [Redaction] calling from [Redaction].

Vineland Dispatcher: OK, hello.

Caller: Yeah hi.

Vineland Dispatcher: Hi and the person’s just sitting there?

Caller: Yeah it’s a black dude, he’s sitting there, [Redaction] don’t even know [Redaction]. And he’s over there sitting on the porch [Redaction]. He says he’s waiting for backup. I don’t know who he is. I’ve never seen him and he’s just sitting there.

Vineland Dispatcher: OK, what color shirt is he wearing?

Caller: He has no shirt. He’s wearing tan pants.

Vineland Dispatcher: No shirt and tan pants?

Caller: Yeah, he doesn’t have no shirt.

Vineland Dispatcher: OK, is he being disorderly or …?

Caller: Well [Redaction] asked him to move and [Redaction]. He’s acting like, I don’t know ...

Vineland Dispatcher: Like he’s on something?

Caller: He looks like he’s on something.

Vineland Dispatcher: OK, we’ll have an officer on the way.

Caller: All right.

Vineland Dispatcher: All right, bye bye.

Several officers were dispatched to the area of Wood Street and the Boulevard, about a block from police headquarters.

At 11:36 a.m., a dispatcher noted the “male subject has something under his white shirt and is stating for police to ‘shoot him/kill him’ once police arrived."

Nine minutes later, a dispatcher notes the “male subject is reporting to officers on location that he has an explosive device that will take him ... out."

The Bobster
08-09-2019, 08:31 AM
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Rashaun-Washington-Police-Shooting-Man-Killed-Vineland-New-Jersey-Legally-Justified-Cumberland-County-Prosecutors-Office-528603141.html

Use of Force Justified in Police Shooting That Killed Man in Vineland, Prosecutor’s Office Says
Investigators said the officers’ accounts were consistent with the body cam footage
By NBC10 Staff
Published Aug 8, 2019 at 6:20 PM | Updated at 12:32 AM EDT on Aug 9, 2019

More than a year after a man was shot and killed by a police officer in Vineland, New Jersey, following a 30-minute standoff that was caught on body camera, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office concluded that the officer's use of force was legally justified.

“The CCPO determined that it is not necessary to present this matter to the Grand Jury because there were no material facts in dispute regarding the lawfulness of the use of force,” a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office wrote Thursday.

The incident took place on July 14, 2018, on West Wood Street. Vineland Police received a call from a resident shortly before 11:30 a.m. that day reporting that a man, later identified as 37-year-old Rashaun Washington, was outside with no shirt on and refusing to leave the property. Police arrived and spotted Washington standing in the middle of a driveway outside the home.

Washington refused to identify himself when asked by the officers, according to investigators. Police also said they spotted a white t-shirt wrapped around an unknown object in Washington’s hands. Washington refused to put down the object, investigators said.

“You’re going to have to kill me,” Washington says in a body cam video later released by investigators.

“Nobody wants to kill you,” an officer replies.

More officers arrived at the scene as the standoff continued. Police said Washington began to pace back and forth while refusing to put down the unknown object. Washington then told them they would have to shoot him in the head or else he would pull the pin from the object and they would “all die,” implying that he had a grenade in his hand.

Investigators said the officers, who were about 20 feet away from Washington, tried to calm him down and get him to lower the object but he still refused. In the body cam video, Washington is heard saying, “I’m going to die right here, right now.”

One officer then spotted passengers inside a nearby vehicle in the driveway and safely got them out as the others continued talking to Washington.
Washington told police he had escaped from a hospital, stole a car and “let his kids go” earlier in the day to which an officer replied that his children needed him to be alive for them, investigators said. One of the officers then observed what he believed to be a yellow object, possibly a knife, sticking out of the t-shirt in Washington’s hands.

Washington then appeared to get more agitated and started to pace faster while stating he was going to run at an officer, police said. One officer raised a rifle toward Washington and told him to stay back. Washington then once again threatened to make the object in his hand explode, according to investigators.

The standoff then lasted for another seven minutes as the officers again asked Washington to put down the object, investigators said. One of the officers who did not have a weapon then spoke to Washington in an attempt to calm him down as a crowd of more than a dozen bystanders observed.

At 11:55 a.m., about 30 minutes after police initially arrived, Washington began pacing and walking closer to the officers, investigators said. One of the officers shouted to Washington to step back several times and told him, “Don’t make me shoot you.”

Washington then charged toward the officer and got within about eight feet of him, police said. The officer then fired his rifle three times, striking Washington in the shoulder, abdomen and forearm. Another officer released his K-9. The dog clamped down on Washington’s thigh with its mouth.

Washington continued to crawl toward the officer while holding the unknown object, police said. A third officer then used pepper spray on Washington as he struggled to avoid police restraint, according to investigators.

The officers then removed the K-9 from Washington and handcuffed him. Police said they tried to apply pressure to Washington’s gunshot wounds. They then discovered the object Washington was holding in the t-shirt was a pair of garden shears, police said.

Medics arrived and Washington was placed in an ambulance at 11:58 a.m. He was taken to Inspira Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m.

Investigators said the officers’ accounts were consistent with the body cam footage. Through analysis, they determined the officer had a “reasonable belief that discharging his rifle was necessary to protect himself, other officers and bystanders.” The investigation was conducted by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office and reviewed by the Attorney General’s Office.

Washington, a father of two :mad:, struggled with addiction and had moved out of a halfway home four months prior to his death, according to his father. His father told NBC10 his son struggled to find a job while also trying to reconnect with his children.