Re: Judge critical of JCPD over shooting of man near cop killer's memorial

Posted by Stringer on 2018/2/8 15:35:34

Police shooting of man as he fled was justified: prosecutor

JERSEY CITY -- Jersey City police officers were justified in firing at and wounding a man who threw a pointed, wooden fence post at them in the tense aftermath of the murder of Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago in 2014.

The officers "were justified in using deadly force in the reasonable belief that such force was immediately necessary to protect themselves and each other from an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or death," according to a statement released by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. ... y_man_as_he_fled_was.html

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