Justice Department To Review NYPD Killing of Unarmed Teen; No Indictment


The U.S. Justice Department will review the case of an unarmed Bronx teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer to determine if any civil rights laws were violated, the Wall Street Journal reports. A Bronx grand jury declined to indict officer Richard Haste, 31, in last year’s killing of Ramarley Graham, 18. Haste was indicted on a charge of manslaughter by a different grand jury, but a judge dismissed the case over a prosecutorial error.

Graham’s parents—along with community leaders, politicians, and mayoral candidates—decried the grand jury’s decision. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said he was “surprised and shocked.”

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