Report: No Officers Indicted In Harlem Shooting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A grand jury has decided that four New York City police officers shouldn’t be charged with any crimes in a deadly shooting stemming from a fight that broke out as a crowd was leaving a block party, two people familiar with the investigation said Friday.

The four officers fired 46 bullets amid a chaotic melee at a Harlem block party last August. One man was shot 20 times.

With the officers no longer facing charges, it was not clear Friday whether anyone would be indicted. The same grand jury decided earlier this week not to indict the only man who had been arrested in the aftermath of the shooting.

The head of the officers’ union applauded what he called a grand jury decision based “on the facts of the case and not on fiction from the streets.”

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  • a


    Do you believe I should have the right to shoot back at someone who is shooting at me if I am not an officer? Bloombutt and NYPD don’t think I should have that right, but believe they have the right to release a hail of bullets as they see fit.

    • 1608

      So you carry. Is it legal if so what’s da prob.?

      • a

        No, I am denied the right to carry. this is the problem.

  • Jaylovely

    Carlos you’re an idiot. Ignorance is bliss isn’t it?

  • 1608

    Unless seen on video the police seem to get off. And b4 u ask yes I have been shot at and no I don’t own a gun, thinking about it now.

    • Homie

      Good luck with attempting to exert your 2nd amendment rights here in NY. Your chances of obtaining that stupid “permit” so you’re “legal” are close to nill.

      • 1608

        Same here, even some ex cops. The power of the few.

  • Shane

    Carlos, Have you ever been shot at??? Have you ever had to shoot back at someone who is actively trying to take your life??? Nope, didnt think so, so keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

  • Carlos Liriano

    it is always the same, the police is never wrong even when had no reason to shoot they dont indicted, they get away with anything even muder

    • stuart

      Yeah, that’s justice, Cops get to shot someone 20 times without any oversight. I guess if it was a richer neighborhood things would be different. But any other neighborhood cops can have target practice.

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