The family of 27-year-old #JameekLowery is demanding answers in his passing after his #FacebookLive showed him walk into #Paterson, New Jersey, Police Headquarters Saturday morning, sweating profusely, foaming at the mouth, and asking for help.He passed within 48 hours of that live at #StJosephsRegional and his family is calling Jameek’s death suspicious, according to @pix11news.
In the video, Lowery asks for water multiple times, but officers say, “We’re not allowed to.” Since the video went viral, the officers in the video have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.
“Why can’t ya’ll give my brother some water,” said Shavante McFadden. “If he’s telling you he’s having a hard time breathing.”
The young father of two children was bi-polar and police sources claim that it is believed that he was on ecstasy at the time, although autopsy information has not officially been released. Police sources also said the officers followed protocol because they are not supposed to give water because, according to them, it may “harm the individual.” But Jameek’s family says the officers’ response was not good enough.
“He asked for water. They deny him water. Why couldn’t you give him water? Why didn’t they help him?” said Jameek’s mother Patrice King. “All I wanna know is why you didn’t help my son.”
During the video, Jameek appears to be paranoid and claims that someone in the room wants to kill him and the officers respond by shining a light to show that no one else is there.
Medical records provided by Jameek’s family show that he had already been at the hospital before arriving at the police station so they want to know why the hospital released him and if more could’ve been done to keep him alive.
“My son is screaming out for help,” said Chard King. “Where’s the help. He wasn’t given help.”
We hope Jameek’s family gets the answers they are seeking and we’ll keep you updated on this story.
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