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Prosecutors charged NFL player with gun-related charges though they knew it was a lie, says lawsuit

New Jersey

Carol Ozemhoya| OW Contributor | 5/11/2018, 9:42 a.m.
In a lawsuit filed this week (May 8), former NFL player...
Khaseem Greene

In a lawsuit filed this week (May 8), former NFL player Khaseem Greene says police and prosecutors in Elizabeth, New Jersey, knew a shooter lied about Greene being involved in a shooting, but he was charged with gun-related charges anyway. As a result of the charges, Greene was released from the Kansas City Chiefs. According to the Associated Press, the charges were dropped after audio recording of the shooter telling police he lied about the football player’s involvement surfaced. 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. This is a developing story.