Poughkeepsie community marches for man killed by police officer

The Poughkeepsie community came together Monday night to hold a rally and a vigil with the family of Maurice Gordon, a Poughkeepsie man killed by a New Jersey police officer.

News 12 Staff

Jun 23, 2020, 2:06 AM

Updated 1,432 days ago

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The Poughkeepsie community came together Monday night to hold a rally and a vigil with the family of Maurice Gordon, a Poughkeepsie man killed by a New Jersey police officer.
Racquel Barrett's only son was killed on May 23. According to the New Jersey Attorney General's office, Gordon had four encounters with New Jersey police that morning while traveling down the Garden State Parkway.
Dash camera footage shows Gordon was assisted for car trouble twice and was pulled over twice for speeding.
The second time, he was pulled over by Sgt. Randall Wetzel, who he got into a physical altercation with.
Family attorney, William O. Wagstaff III, said Gordon was shot six times and they still haven't been told where he died.
Wagstaff said they don't have the unredacted versions of video or the autopsy report.
Gordon's friends and family marched Monday from Mansion Square Park to the local post office, demanding the evidence be released and the officer tried justly.
Early the morning Gordon was killed, a friend had called the police saying he was worried about Gordon's mental state after he expressed he had a paranormal event.
Wagstaff says there is no evidence that a mental issue is why Gordon is dead.  He says he believes that Gordon was murdered.


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