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AAA  Jul. 14, 2014 2:03 PM ET
Mayor lashes out over memorial for cop-killer
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A person lays on the ground near evidence markers as officials investigate the scene where a Jersey City Police Department officer was shot and killed while responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy, Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head while still in his police vehicle as he and his partner responded to an armed robbery call at about 4.a.m., Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement. Fulop said officers responding to the robbery call shot and killed the man who shot Santiago. He was not immediately identified.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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(AP) — A New Jersey mayor is lashing out at residents who are memorializing a man who killed a police officer over the weekend.

A temporary memorial was on display Monday in the Jersey City neighborhood where Lawrence Campbell lived. It includes candles and balloons.

Police say Campbell ambushed 23-year-old officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday.

Campbell's widow, Angelique Campbell, told News 12 New Jersey she is sorry for Santiago's family but that her husband should have killed more officers if they were planning to kill him.

On Monday, Mayor Steven Fulop called the memorial and her comments "disgusting" and "ignorant." He says they aren't representative of the city as a whole.

Police say they are looking for clues to explain why Campbell, who had prior drug arrests, would have committed such a violent act.

Associated Press
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