Sister of teen fatally shot by Bridgeport police officer continues to call for justice 7 years later

Bridgeport City Councilwoman Jazmarie Melendez spoke out beneath the giant billboard her family put up on Washington Avenue in remembrance of Jayson Negron.

News 12 Staff

May 12, 2024, 1:37 AM

Updated 6 days ago

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The sister of a 15-year-old who was fatally shot by a Bridgeport police officer continued to call for justice as Saturday mark seven years since his death.
Bridgeport City Councilwoman Jazmarie Melendez spoke out beneath the giant billboard her family put up on Washington Avenue in remembrance of Jayson Negron.
Negron was shot and killed by the police officer while the teen was riding in a stolen car in 2017.
The officer was cleared of wrongdoing.
Melendez, however, says there is still a need for accountability.
"It's still extremely difficult. I know that I have become a bit of a voice of social justice in our community, taking the seat on the City Council. But I still feel that we have not seen the change that we need, and we have not seen the justice for many people, not just for Jayson, but for many people who've been impacted by police violence," Melendez said.
Bridgeport officials paid a settlement to her family to end a federal civil rights lawsuit they filed against the city.


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