No Indictments Issued in Garfield Police Shooting Case
Prosecutors say a Bergen County grand jury has declined to issue indictments in a police shooting that left a Garfield man dead after he fled from custody last year.
County Prosecutor John Molinelli has said 19-year-old Malik Williams escaped from Garfield police headquarters in December, shortly after he turned himself in on an aggravated assault warrant.
Two officers — one from Garfield and one from the Bergen County force — later found Williams inside a garage and fatally shot him after he allegedly used a blunt object and some kind of knife/cutting object in a threatening or attacking manner.
Williams’ family has strongly disputed the account provided by authorities. The shooting also spurred multiple protests over the past six months.
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