Last September, NYPD officers opened fire on an unarmed, emotionally disturbed man who was wandering through traffic in Times Square - and ended up shooting two women instead.
The man, Glenn Broadnax,waded into traffic at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue and threw himself into the path of oncoming cars. Officers tried to subdue the man, and after he reached into his pocket, two of the cops opened fire.
The officers, who thought Broadnax was pulling out a gun, missed their target and shot two innocent bystanders.
Broadnax was eventually knocked down with a Taser.
Now Broadnax is being charged with assault based on the theory that he was responsible for the the shooting of the two bystanders, according to an indictment unsealed in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, the NY Times reports.