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Special prosecutor appointed in Dreasjon Reed shooting investigation

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Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 21:35:27-04

INDIANAPOLIS — A special prosecutor has been appointed to oversee the investigation into the May 6 shooting of Dreasjon Reed by IMPD.

The news comes roughly 24 hours after Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Randall Taylor called for the immediate appointment of a special prosecutor to oversee the investigation. Reed's family also held a press conference on Wednesday making a public plea for more information to be released about the case.

A Marion Superior Court Judge appointed Madison County Deputy Prosecutor Rosemary Khoury to serve as the special prosecutor over the investigation into Reed's May 6 shooting death.

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"It's unfortunate that we had to find out about the appointment of Special Prosecutor Khoury on TV. We will look into it and respond in due course," Swaray Conteh, an attorney for the family, said.

During their press conference, Reed's family called for an independent investigation, release of Marion County Coroner's report and the names of the officers involved in both the shooting and the recorded comments made after Reed's death.

Reed's mother, Demetree Wynn also gave an emotional description of seeing her son for the last time after the coroner released his body.

"I didn't get a chance to look at the rest of his body, because I couldn't get past his face," Wynn said. "The only thing I could see was his teeth. That's how I knew it was my son. I know what his teeth look like. I know every hair on his head. Nobody wants to see their kid look like that." You can watch the full statement from Wynn below.

You can watch the full press conference with family below.