New York City Police: Police officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of black man

NEW YORK CITY — — New York City police officers charged in the shooting death of a black man have been identified.

The charges were announced Wednesday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. Attorney Joon Kim.

The officers were charged in a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Manhattan court alleging they used excessive force and violated the constitutional rights of a man whose body was found in the Hudson River on April 17, 2018.

The complaint said officers were called to the scene of a robbery on the New York Avenue Bridge when a black male in a white shirt was trying to pull over a car.

The man, who had a gun, was allegedly holding a knife to his chest.

The man pulled a gun on officers, the complaint said.

A gun is the primary weapon in this incident.

When officers opened fire, the officers were injured.

The officer who fired the fatal shot, a 25-year veteran of the force, is charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal threats and misconduct in office.

The other officers are charged with unlawful use of force, misconduct in public office and obstruction of justice.