Off-duty Paterson Officer Jose Urena indicted for fatally striking Jaquill Fields

A suspended Paterson police officer accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed a pedestrian has been indicted.

Paterson Police Officer Jose Urena was indicted on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Paterson Police Officer Jose Urena was indicted on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident. (4/1/16)

PATERSON - A suspended Paterson police officer accused of leaving the scene of a crash that killed a pedestrian has been indicted.

Authorities announced Thursday that a grand jury indicted 30-year-old Jose Urena earlier this week of knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident and endangering an injured victim.

The North Haledon man was arrested and suspended shortly after the off-duty crash that killed 23-year-old Jaquill Fields in June. He was initially charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

It's unclear if Urena has an attorney who could comment on the indictment.

Field's death sparked protests citywide in Paterson, with calls for justice.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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