“A grand jury voted yesterday not to file any criminal charges after deliberations regarding the Newark police-involved shooting that killed Carl Dorsey III after midnight on January 1, 2021.
“Any time an unarmed person is killed, it’s a tragedy and painful for the victim’s family and his or her entire community. It is deeply troubling that more black and brown people find themselves in this situation across the country, as we have recently seen in Memphis. It’s appalling that someone who is unarmed can be killed in the street and we are working hard to make sure this doesn’t happen again in the City of Newark.
“Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin’s investigation has been completed and we are grateful for the community’s effort that helped to create an independent process that reviews all police involved shootings. Now, the City of Newark will conduct our own investigation to ensure that our officers in this incident followed procedures properly and did not violate regulations. We will move swiftly and decisively to launch this investigation, as we could not do so until the state process had run its course. The officer under this investigation is no longer on active duty.
“Finally, on behalf of the people of Newark, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Dorsey’s family for their loss. This tragedy will not be forgotten. ”
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