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TRENTON – Authorities disclosed Tuesday more details about the death of a Sicklerville man in the custody of New Jersey State Police, saying a plastic bag was found obstructing the larynx of 39-year-old Marshall Zamor.
A “firm white substance” also was found in the man’s larynx, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office.
But the new details did not ease a sense of injustice for Zamor’s family members and supporters, who gathered in Trenton to protest the handling of the case.
Speakers at the event expressed skepticism about the official account, which was released shortly before a dozen or so protesters assembled outside the Hughes Justice Complex.
“We find the response of the Attorney General’s Office suspicious just on the historic precedent,” asserted April Grant, a Black Lives Matter activist from Camden. She called for officials to release all videos and reports with information about Zamor’s death.
Jaime Jerome, a family representative, said Zamor should have been searched thoroughly before being left in a holding cell after a March 19 traffic stop on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow.
Jerome, a cousin, also noted the family’s long wait for details about the death of Zamor, a married father of three. She asserted the Attorney General’s Office first provided an initial account on April 6, releasing information to the media after an attorney for the Zamor family had issued a press release on the case.
“I feel like the state left my family completely in the dark,” Jerome said.
Zamor’s wife, Dominique, attended the event but did not speak.
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