(CMR) A Jamaican family is also seeking justice in the United States after one of their own was shot and killed following an encounter with police on a highway in New Jersey.
Jamaican-born Maurice S. Gordon died during a routine traffic stop, just two days before African American George Floyd died at the hands of police.
Gordon who hails from Spanish Town in Jamaica was allegedly pulled over for speeding on May 23.
Gordon's mother, Racquel Barrett, who flew to the United States recently has said that the police department is refusing to release information as to what transpired between a policeman and her son, which resulted in Gordon being shot multiple times.
According to William O. Wagstaff, an attorney for Gordon's family, the 28-year-old was placed in the back of a police car and was made to wait for about 30 minutes but was never issued a traffic ticket or told he was under arrest.
Gordon was said to have attempted to unbuckle his seat belt a couple of times but was told not to.
According to the attorney, Gordon eventually unbuckled his seat belt and attempted to get out of the police car.
A fight ensued between Gordon and the police officer and Gordon was shot multiple times.
Gordon who was a chemistry student and an uber driver migrated to the US nine-years earlier to live with his father.