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Police Shooting of 61-Year Old Veteran Questioned

Posted on: August 25, 2021

A New Jersey U.S. Army veteran’s family has joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in filing an internal affairs complaint regarding the police shooting of a 61-year old Army veteran outside his Newton home on July 4. The family also filed a complaint with the NAACP.

Giulia Dale III, who was first activated following 9/11 and served in the Iraq War, was shot by police on July 4 after family members called the police to the house because he was carrying a gun and they feared the noise of nearby fireworks had triggered post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 

Dale refused police orders to get out of his truck and get on the ground, and police said he appeared to lift an object believed to be a gun when officers opened fire. A .45-caliber Glock 21 firearm was found near his body, authorities said. He was shot several times. At the time of the shooting, a neighbor reported that a barrage of fireworks had gone off in the community.

The state Attorney General’s Office has a division that handles investigations on complaints regarding public employees, the Office of Public Integrity and Accountability. That office will be directed to investigate the shooting of Dale.

The results of the investigation will go to a grand jury, which will determine if criminal charges are made. 

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