WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBS 2) –The parents of a Pace University student killed by police in Westchester County were in Washington Thursday, trying to get answers about their son’s death.
Danroy and Angella Henry said they were going to the Department of Justice to ask federal prosecutors to take over the investigation.
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said in a statement Thursday that he met with the Henrys and now says all parties involved should give a grand jury “time to complete its work.”.
He says he wants to “make sure that a fair and thorough investigation is carried out in a timely manner,” and that the Henry family gets its questions answered.
Danroy Henry, Jr., was killed during a disturbance in Thornwood last month.
An independent blood test arranged by his parents confirms he had a blood alcohol level above the legal limit for driving.
Henry’s best friend, Brandon Cox of Easton, Mass. says he’s had “no easy days” since Oct. 17. Henry was killed in his car – and Cox, sitting next to him, was grazed.
Police say Henry sped away and hit two officers. Some witnesses, including Cox, dispute that.
Cox and his parents spoke Thursday outside a pizza restaurant where the families had their last meal with Henry hours before the shooting.
Cox said he feared Henry’s name was being tarnished. He apparently was referring to the high alcohol level found at Henry’s autopsy.
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