You cannot make this up, De’Joure Mercer an officer responsible for killing Dreasjon Reed in Indianapolis. Reed was one of the 87 people who were honored as part of the “Say Their Stories” campaign by the NFL.
According to the Indy Star newspaper, Reed fired several shots at Mercer during a foot chase. The grand jury declined to file criminal charges in the case, and Mercer remains on the force.
Mercer’s attorney claims he is a hero.
“De’Joure Mercer is a hero. He tracked down a very dangerous criminal wanted by the police, who was a threat to the citizens of Indianapolis,” Mercer’s lawyer, Guy A. Relford, said in a statement to WXIN. “He put his life on the line and was nearly killed in that effort. He was completely exonerated after an exhaustive investigation into the death of Mr. Reed. For NFL Enterprises then to suggest he was involved in police or racist misconduct is totally false, defamatory and unacceptable. What happened here has nothing to do with racism.”