NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The two children of Barry Deloatch have filed a notice of tort claim against the two officers responsible for the killing their father, the City of New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick Police Department. Barry Gavin, 30, and Barry Deloatch Jr., 22, filed the suit and are represented by attorney Frank Corrado.
The two officers involved in the shooting, Brad Berdel and Daniel Mazan, still have not been officially identified by the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. They remain on paid administrative leave. The notice was filed in Superior Court earlier today. Walter Hudson, a civil rights activist and an advocate for the family of Mr. Deloatch, will be speaking about the case on the steps of New Brunswick City Hall at 6:15pm on Wednesday October 5. "I believe that it’s time to bring in the federal Department of Justice here, to kill the cancer of injustice and corruption in the city officials of New Brunswick", said Hudson.
Hudson said the lack of public comments from elected officials and police leadership regarding this incident is problematic and dangerous. "This level of apathy from city officials is what divides a community and creates a disconnect between law enforcement officials and the residents."