Teen shot by Roselle cop starts outpatient care

Controversy continues to surround the Roselle police shooting of a teen as he begins outpatient care.

Marquise Randle was shot by Roselle Police Officer Craig Howlett in November. Howlett was responding to a report of drug activity when Randle ran into an alley. Howlett has claimed the shooting was an accident.

Randle was partially paralyzed as a result of the shooting. His attorney says the 17-year-old is in constant pain as fragments of bullets remain in his spine.

Randle was released from the hospital a week after the shooting. He has been at the Children?s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick for rehabilitation. On Thursday, he was released to begin outpatient care.

Meanwhile, Randle?s family has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the Borough of Roselle. Officer Howlett and the chief of police remain on administrative leave.

Related Information:Teen shot by Roselle cop released from hospital

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