The officers turned themselves in Nov. 3 after being indicted in connection to the high speed chase.
JERSEY CITY — Four Jersey City police officers charged in connection to a high-speed chase in which officers shot at the vehicle and assaulted an innocent bystander to be arraigned today.
Officers MD Khan, Eric Kosinski, Francisco Rodriguez and Lt. Keith Ludwig will be arraigned at 9 a.m. before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Nesle Rodriguez in the Hudson County Administration Building in Jersey City.
The officers turned themselves in Nov. 3 after being indicted in connection to the high speed chase involving Leo Pinkston, 48, which left an innocent man critically injured after a fiery crash on Tonnelle Avenue at North Street on June 4.
Khan and Kosinski are charged with firing at Pinkston’s moving vehicle at Tonnelle and Carlton avenues during the chase, which began in Greenville when police tried to stop Pinkston because his vehicle matched the description of one involved in a shooting, officials said.
Khan and Kosinski are charged with attempted murder, varying counts of aggravated assault, and weapons offenses. The indictment states Khan struck Pinkston in the leg with gunfire.
During their first appearance on the charges on Nov. 3, Khan’s lawyer said he was “doing his job trying to protect the people of Jersey City and it’s a real shame he finds himself in this position.”
All four officers are charged with official misconduct, while Pinkston has been indicted on eluding and aggravated assault charges.
Rodriguez is charged with opening fire on Pinkston as the car passed through the Manhattan Avenue intersection. He is charged with unlawfully firing at Pinkston’s car and aggravated assault.
Khan and Ludwig are identified in the indictment as the officers seen kicking 28-year-old Miguel Feliz after the innocent bystander escaped his …read more
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