Officers plead not guilty in beating of burning bystander after chase

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Jersey City officers plead not guilty in beating of burning bystander after chase Jersey City officers plead not guilty in beating of burning bystander after chase
JERSEY CITY -

Three Jersey City police officers and a former officer have pleaded not guilty to charges related to a June car chase that ended with officers kicking and dragging a burning bystander.

Attorneys for officers Eric Kosinski and Francisco Rodriguez, Lt. Keith Ludwig and former officer MD Kahn entered the pleas Monday in Hudson County Superior Court.

The four face several charges including aggravated assault. Kahn and Kosinski are also charged with attempted murder. All were suspended without pay. 

Kahn was fired in connection with an unrelated matter.

Authorities say the officers chased a man whose car resembled one used in a shooting and kicked the driver of an unrelated car set afire following a crash. 

Attorneys for several defendants have said their clients were just doing their jobs.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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