JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- (WPIX) -- A group of New Jersey police officers have been indicted, including two for attempted murder, after they were caught on camera kicking a bystander as he crawled from the burning wreckage of a crash involving a pursuit suspect, the Hudson County prosecutor announced Thursday.
The officers face a slew of charges each:
Lt. Leith Ludwig has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of official misconduct. MD Khan has been charged with 13 counts, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, official misconduct and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Officer Eric Kosinski has been charged with five counts, including attempted murder, aggravated assault and official misconduct. Officer Francisco Rodriguez has been charged with four counts, including aggravated assault, official misconduct and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Prosecutors say the officers began chasing Leo Pinkston shortly after 11 p.m. on June 4 near Ocean and Cator avenues in Jersey City after the driver failed to stop for them.