Posted Friday, April 1st, 2016

Butler Police Department – Officer Involved Shooting/March 31, 2016:


On March 31, 2016, at approximately 7:30 pm, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office was informed by the Butler Police Department of an officer-involved shooting occurring in their town and involving a member of their department.

At this time, the Prosecutor’s Office can confirm that an incident occurred leading to a Butler police officer discharging his weapon. The investigation into this matter is ongoing, and there is no current threat to the community.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office continues to investigate this matter, with assistance from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office – Criminal Investigation Section, and in consultation with the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.