ASBURY PARK, N.J.: Family and friends of Hasani Best rallied Wednesday and called on New Jersey authorities to bring criminal charges against one or more police officers involved in his fatal shooting last month.
Best, 39, was killed in Asbury Park after police responded to a domestic dispute. He was shot after he refused to relinquish a knife he was holding. Bodycam video was released Tuesday.
He didnt deserve it, said Carol Sanders, Bests mother as she blinked back tears and dabbed at her eyes during a news conference across the street from police headquarters.
He was talking to them and explaining his hurt, his feelings, she said. They didn’t have to take his life. They shot him in his chest.”
Best, who was known to officers from previous encounters, had barricaded himself in a room in his apartment after police…