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Report: No Officers Indicted In Harlem Shooting

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Harlem Shootout (credit: CBS 2)

Harlem Shootout (credit: CBS 2)

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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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