Authorities are investigating a police pursuit that occurred Sunday after a video, released by Univision, shows officers reportedly kicking and dragging the victim of a two-car crash.
According to officials, the pursuit began sometime around 11 p.m. in the Greenville section and ended approximately six miles away from were the suspect crashed into a pole that ultimately injured a bystander.
Authorities today issued the following statement issued by Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
“I’d like to thank the individual who came forward with this video, and I’d like the public to know that we welcome their help. This video is now part of all the evidence we are considering as we investigate the actions of all individuals who were involved with the events of Sunday night in Jersey City. Our investigators have reviewed the video, and we believe with certainty that this man is the bystander from West New York who suffered burns, not Leo Pinkston, the individual pursued by police. As I previously said, we will utilize all resources available to the Prosecutor’s Office for a full and thorough investigation as we seek to bring this matter to a rightful conclusion.”
The 28-year-old West New York bystander is reportedly fighting for his life after suffering multiple broken bones and second-and third-degree burns.