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Officers faulted in shooting of Ramapough man

The prosecutor in Bergen County, New Jersey, says state park police officers are at fault for the shooting of a member of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation but charges aren't being brought against the officers involved.

State park police shot and critically wounded Emil Mann, a 44-year-old tribal member who remains in the hospital. Two other tribal members were also arrested in the Saturday incident.

County prosecutor John Molinelli said park police weren't justified in pursuing the tribal members onto local land. He said the state officers should have informed local police, who enjoy a working relationship with the tribe.

The incident started on or near park land that the tribe uses. But the shooting itself took place on private land.

Get the Story:
Prosecutor faults park police in shooting of tribal member (The Newark Star-Ledger 4/5)
Mahwah top cop irate over shooting (The Bergen Record 4/5)

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