The NFL has decided to honor a man who was shot and killed by an Indianapolis police officer as one of its “social justice heroes.”
This week, the NFL said Dreasjon Reed is on the list of 87 “victims of systemic racism, victims of police misconduct, and social justice heroes.”
It was back on May 6th when the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says Reed shot at an officer in an exchange of gunfire. A Marion County grand jury declined to charge the police officer in Reed’s death. Reed streamed on Facebook Live the police chase leading to the gunfire.
Here’s that pursuit:
The full live:
After his death, Reed’s firearm was forensically matched to shell casings from two recent drive-by shootings in the area and then text messages from his phone would confirm his involvement in the drive-by’s.
This comes on the heels of Maurkice Pouncey speaking out on not knowing enough about the case of Antwon Rose Jr. before the team decided to honor him.