Grand jury decides not to indict 3 officers in death of unarmed man they say threatened them

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NEWARK, New Jersey — A grand jury has decided not to indict three northern New Jersey police officers in the shooting death of an unarmed 30-year-old man in 2013.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office said Friday that the grand jury's decision ends the criminal investigation into the death of Abdul Kamal in Irvington in November 2013.

Prosecutors say that three officers fired after he started to take his hand out of his pocket while threatening to shoot them. Prosecutors say he did not have a gun. Thirteen of 15 shots hit Kamal.

Prosecutors say that police first used pepper spray after Kamal refused to take his hands out of his pocket after his estranged wife reported he had broken into her apartment.

Prosecutors say the officers' names aren't being released because of safety concerns. They are on active duty with the Irvington Police Department.

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