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Family Members Protest Erie Police Over Shooting Death

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Family members of the bank robbery suspect killed by Erie police are voicing their frustrations with the department.

On Thursday evening, family and friends of Dionne Jordan marched in protest around Erie City Hall.

On October 30, Jordan was shot and killed by police behind the Tops Friendly Market on East 38th Street, after allegedly holding up the Widget Financial credit union nearby.

Police say that Jordan was armed at the time of the shooting and was gunned down after he refused to drop his weapon.

According to police, the shooting is justified.  But Jordan's loved ones say that officers used excessive force.

"They should have tased him," said Jordan's brother Jayvon Ollie.  "Four officers hopped out on my brother.  True enough, he robbed a bank.  All he wanted to do was get away.   My brother wasn't going to hurt anybody. It's wrong that he did that, but they didn't have to shoot him.  They have tasers for a reason."

As of tonight, the investigation is being reviewed by the Erie County District Attorney's Office.  It is unclear when that review will wrap up.

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