Jersey City Police Officers Caught Kicking a “Burning Man”


Recently, Jersey City police officers were caught on video in the act of kicking a man “lit on fire.” The man’s clothes were ignited after a shooting and police chase.

Mayor Steve Fulop said that such behavior is “unacceptable.” The man in flames wasn’t a suspect of the police officers, so it’s unclear as to why the officers drew their guns as they approached in the video. At that point, they kicked him as he rolled to the ground in panic.

Police seem to have confused the victim with the suspect they were pursuing.

A bystander said that the police officers didn’t help the unfortunate victim. They kicked and grabbed him.

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