Grand jury clears Bayonne officer who wounded man in shooting

A grand jury found that the use of force was justified when Officer Rafael Ocasio shot 36-year-old Kelvin Ortiz.

News 12 Staff

Mar 14, 2024, 9:49 PM

Updated 37 days ago

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No charges will be filed against a Bayonne police officer involved in a shooting last year.
A grand jury found that the use of force was justified when Officer Rafael Ocasio shot 36-year-old Kelvin Ortiz.
Authorities at the time said that officers were looking into an incident where a driver took off from a gas station without paying. When police approached Ortiz’s car in a parking lot, they say he threw it in reverse, backed into numerous police cars and then drove toward Ocasio.
The officer fired at Ortiz six times, wounding him.


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