PATERSON, NJ - Saying that they have met with members of Jameek Lowery’s family and that they will work with other in the community to “ensure that the truth is discovered” in relation to the circumstances related to his death on January 7, the Paterson and Passaic Branches of the NAACP have asked for others to “respect and honor the process,” of the investigation.

In a statement released by the organization on Monday and “supported by” Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, Councilwoman-At-Large Lilisa Mimms, and several leaders of the local clergy, those engaging in protests were encouraged to “do so within the prescribed legal parameters so that no injuries and no loss of life occur.”

The statement also served as a reminder, it stated, “that a family is hurting.”

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“A beloved family member is no longer alive and they are dealing with unimaginable pain and sorrow,” it read before calling for prayers, support, and encouragement for Lowery’s loved ones.

“We will continue to work on behalf of the family and other community partners to maintain peace and discover the truth,” it concluded.

 

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