Police officers won't be charged in shooting of 2 men who had fireworks

Three Jersey City police officers who shot and wounded two men this summer near a public housing complex after mistaking fireworks for gunshots will not face charges.

News 12 Staff

Dec 26, 2019, 3:32 PM

Updated 1,610 days ago

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Police officers won't be charged in shooting of 2 men who had fireworks
Three Jersey City police officers who shot and wounded two men this summer near a public housing complex after mistaking fireworks for gunshots will not face charges.
According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, a grand jury reviewed the July 1 shooting and found there was sufficient evidence to conclude the officers' actions were reasonable.
The shooting occurred shortly after the two men got out of a car.
Authorities say the pair were seen extending their arms “in a firing position.”
The men were not armed with guns, they actually were shooting Roman candles at a group of people standing in front of building.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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