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NYPD Officers Exonerated In Harlem Shootout

March 05, 2011  | 

The four officers who fired nearly 50 shots while breaking up a Harlem block party in August won't face charges relating to the shootout.

Sgt. Paul Kerrigan, Officer Michael Tedeschi, Officer Thomas Cozart and Officer Douglas Brightman fired 46 rounds during a frantic 10-second span after responding to the 500-person block party. Officers fired at Angel Alvarez and Luis Soto, who had fought. A revolver found at the scene was believed to belong to Soto, who likely died from a police round.

Police arrested Alvarez, who received 23 gunshot wounds and later told officers Soto had fired at him. On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to bring charges against the 24-year-old Alvarez.

Officer Brightman had said Alvarez had a gun and had fired at him.

Read the full story at NYTimes.com.

Tags: NYPD, Friendly Fire, Gun Battles, Officer Exonerated, Harlem Shootout


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Michael @ 3/7/2011 8:08 PM

Thank God the suspects gun was found.....if not we would have four cops on trial for ADW, and fired. It's really good to see NYPD and the Grand Jury got this one right. I'm sure the officers are glad to put this behind them as well.

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