Protests erupt in New Jersey over death of young black man

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Patterson, New Jersey, to demand answers over the unexplained death of 27-year-old Jameek Lowery.
1:41 | 01/09/19

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where you are and protests erupting in New Jersey overnight over the death of a man who was distressed and sought help from police and died shortly after. Eva pilgrim is there in Paterson, New Jersey. Reporter: This community marching here to city hall overnight demanding justice after a man died in police care. The big question this morning, what happened after that man showed up at a police station asking for help. Hundreds taking to the streets of Passer cbp, New Jersey. Clashing with police demanding answers over the unexplained death of 27-year-old jameek lowery. Lowery staggered into a police station asking for help on Facebook live. Please help me. Reporter: Police called an ambulance for lowery who was thought to be on ecstasy but he died at some point after boarding the ambulance with police officers. The prosecutor's office said they used physical force and compliance holes to secure him in the ambulance but hospital records indicate no acute trauma. They will do the autopsy. Everything will come out and then we will know where we stand and the answers will be given to you. I want you to have those answers. Right or wrong, I want you to have those answers. Reporter: His heartbroken family in mourning wondering how this could have happened. I can't go to sleep at night. I been up since this happened. I cannot sleep. Reporter: As you heard authorities are hopeful that that autopsy will give them some clues as to how this man died. Guys. So many questions, all right, Eva, thanks. Grieving family there.

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