The Latest: Prosecutors: No comment on ex-NFL LB lawsuit
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the lawsuit filed by former NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene against authorities in New Jersey (all times local):
Prosecutors in New Jersey have declined to comment on a lawsuit filed by a former NFL linebacker who says he was wrongfully charged by authorities.
Khaseem Greene filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging police and prosecutors manufactured evidence to pursue a gun charge against him even after another man admitted lying about Greene’s involvement in a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth in December 2016.
The suit names the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the Elizabeth Police Department. The prosecutor’s office declined to comment, and the police department did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
The gun charge against Greene was dropped last July after an audio recording surfaced of the other man telling detectives he lied about getting the weapon from Greene.
A former NFL linebacker says in a lawsuit that police and prosecutors in New Jersey knew a shooter had lied about getting a weapon from the player, but charged him anyway.
A gun charge against Khaseem Greene was dropped in July after an audio recording surfaced of the other man telling detectives he lied about Greene’s involvement in a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth in December 2016.
The Kansas City Chiefs released Greene the day charges against him were reported.
The other man’s admission came the day he told detectives Greene was involved. But it wasn’t included in a criminal complaint that alleged Greene was seen on camera handing him a gun.
The suit, filed Tuesday, names the Elizabeth Police Department, and the Union County Prosecutors Office. Messages seeking comment left with the agencies weren’t immediately returned.