No indictments in fatal shooting


A state grand jury sitting in Trenton has refused to indict two Lyndhurst police officers, a Rutherford officer and a N.J. State Trooper who were involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect who led cops on a high-speed chase along Ridge Road last year.

The jury vote of “no true bill” — meaning there would be no criminal charges against any of the officers involved — was handed up last Wednesday, state Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced.

Kashad Ashford, 23, of Newark, was fatally wounded by police at about 2:30 a.m., Sept. 16, 2014, after he crashed a stolen SUV on the Ridge Road overpass at Route 3 at the Rutherford-Lyndhurst border.

The sole passenger in the SUV, Jemmaine T. Bynes, 31, of East Orange, was not hit by the gunfire. The suspects were reportedly armed with a loaded handgun, and Bynes was arrested on weapons

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