You can read the report. The dashcam video from the police car is on the link as well.
If I had watched the video with no commentary or knowledge about what was going, I think I would have come to the conclusion that the police were after the victim, Reid, and fully intended to kill him no matter what he did. I'm not saying that was the case, but one could get that impression.
Reid was convicted felon. He had shot at some NJ state troopers when he was a teenager and subsequently served thirteen years in prison. Reid had not cleaned up his life. The officer who confronted Reid, Braheme Days, knew who Reid was:
Days was among the arresting officers last year when Reid was charged with several crimes, including drug possession and obstruction.One obvious question is how Days knew immediately that there was a gun in the glove compartment. Knowing that evidence can be planted, and is sometimes planted, it is conceivable that Reid was set up.
I was joking about New Jersey yesterday, but it is known to be a corrupt state. The governor before KrispyKreme was Jon Corzine. Corzine became CEO of MF Global, a brokerage for derivatives and commodities, which collapsed in 2011. MF Global violated its fiduciary trust by mixing company and client funds. Clients lost at least $700 million, as I recall, but Corzine suffered no consequences and is still a wealthy man.
We would not be surprised that the police in Mexico knocked someone off at the behest of a drug cartel. Frankly, I would not be surprised if it happened in New Jersey. The whole thing looks rotten to me.
Could a "bad" police shooting be a good cover for a hit?