JERSEY CITY, NJ — An off-duty Jersey City police officer was attacked by a group of 10 who shouted racially motivated insults at him on Sunday, officials said.
The victim, 42, identified himself as an officer repeatedly during the assault before he lost consciousness, a Jersey City spokesperson said.
Officers found the victim bleeding from his head near Grove Street and Newark Avenue after the attack.
The off-duty officer was taken to a hospital with severe head trauma. As of Tuesday night, he’d been released from the hospital.
Police launched an investigation of the potential bias incident.