Activists in Paterson urge US attorney to intervene in Jameek Lowery case

PATERSON — Social justice activists on Tuesday called for federal authorities to conduct their own investigation into the January 2019 police custody death of 27-year-old Jameek Lowery.

The activists are citing news stories about an autopsy performed for the Lowery family’s lawsuit against the Paterson Police Department that reportedly contradicts the findings of the New Jersey Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Associated Press, as part of a package about police custody deaths, has reported that the family lawsuit autopsy said Lowery was a homicide victim who suffered “compressive choking,” fractured fingers, bruises, and bleeding from the nose and mouth.

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