Lawyers: Cops charged with attempted murder are innocent
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for two New Jersey police officers charged with attempted murder after a June car chase that ended in a fiery crash say their clients were doing their jobs.
Jersey City police officers MD Khan and Eric Kosinski were released from jail Friday, a day after they were charged along with two other officers.
The officers chased a man whose car resembled one used in a shooting. That car crashed, setting off a fire that engulfed a vehicle not involved in the chase. A video showed the driver of the second vehicle exiting his car with his clothes on fire before being kicked by the officers.
Kosinski’s lawyer, John Lynch, told the Jersey Journal the charges are “outrageous” and Khan’s attorney, Daniel Welsh, says he was trying to protect people.