EAST ORANGE, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating an incident in which an off-duty Jersey City Police Officer fired at an unidentified male in the 200 block of South Clinton Street in the City of East Orange at approximately 1:00 p.m. today.

At this time, no one is in-custody and there are no reported injuries to police officers.     

As per Attorney General Guidelines, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standard Bureau must respond and investigate when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon on or off-duty.

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The investigation is active and ongoing. At this time, no other details are available.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau at 862-520-3700.