lUPDATE 8:54 With a Newburgh Officer in the shoulder and a man who had been approached for questioning dead, Councilman Omari Shakur is calling “Foul” and claiming that the man killed had “no weapon” and that the police “are pigs and killers”. In a video on his Facebook Page he said that they’d better have coverage on the officers’ cams, and that the officer’s injury was from a ricochet. Mayor Harvey and other officials are investigating and the case is expected to be sent to a Grand Jury. Meanwhile a crowd gathered at Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital where the officer(s) being treated (not clear at present whether one or more needed treatment), and emotions running high, one person calling it ‘almost a riot’!
Seriously….not meaning to be funny, but it’s very doubtful that recommended social distancing is being followed in the area.
Breaking News: City of Newburgh Officer Leweski was shot in the shoulder at Williams and Washington Streets in the City of Newburgh early this evening. The shooter was killed and the area is cordoned off while police investigation continues. Officer Leweski was brought to Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital .
More information as it becomes available.
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