The officers involved in the alleged jail assault of Jerame Reid are looking at a trial as a jury has been set, according to reports.
Previously, the correction officers petitioned to have the lawsuit filed by the Black man fatally shot by police dismissed. At the time of his killing, Reid alleged that he had been brutally assaulted by correction officers in the Cumberland County jail and had filed a $100,000 lawsuit.
The trial against the warden and the three officers named will take place in June in U.S. District Court in Camden. A pretrial conference will take place May 19.
Reid claimed he was punched, kicked and pepper sprayed and had a bucket of cold water poured on him while he was in a jail cell. He suffered broken ribs, a fractured left orbital bone and nerve damage to his face.
Black police officer Braheme Days fatally shot Reid in Bridgeton, N.J., in December 2014. Days claimed he saw a gun in the glove compartment of the vehicle in which Reid was riding. The incident was captured by the officer’s dashboard camera.