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Jersey City removes memorial for man who killed cop

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July 14: Pedestrians stand near a memorial to Lawrence Campbell, who allegedly shot and killed 23-year-old Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago. (AP)

A memorial for a man who was killed after he ambushed and shot to death a 23-year-old rookie police officer in New Jersey has been removed.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says he ordered the city to take down the memorial to 27-year-old Lawrence Campbell on Monday night.

Fulop says he won't let the residents who put up the mural pretend they express the views of the entire city.

The memorial had included candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and message of love from friends scrawled on T-shirts taped to a brick wall.

Police say Campbell gunned down Officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday as he responded to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour pharmacy.

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