INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, Special Prosecutor Rosemary Khoury announced that a grand jury would not charge the officer who fatally shot 21-year-old Dreasjon Reed.

State Senator Jean Breaux (D-Indianapolis) gave the following response after the announcement:

“I continue to be disappointed in a system that clearly emphasizes policing over justice. No matter the circumstances and no matter what the grand jury decided, a young Black man has died at the hands of trained officers. Even if there will be no indictment, it is clear that the way that law enforcement operates in this country too often leads to dead Black Americans.

“No human being should have to die at the hands of law enforcement without at least a good, hard look into the policies and procedures that led to that death. I encourage our community to remain committed to being vigilant and to keep overwhelming faith that one day, we will be able to oppose the scourge of death by police.

“Until we truly fix the problems in policing and the problems in our justice system, I’m afraid that more Black men and women will live their lives wondering if they will be next.”