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Family, Friends Hold Rally To Honor Danroy Henry

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Danroy 'DJ' Henry

Danroy ‘DJ’ Henry (credit: Personal Photo)

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Family members and friends of Danroy Henry gathered in White Plains on Sunday to hold prayer services and a rally in honor of the slain Pace University student.

The gathering took place at the Bethel Baptist Church on Fischer Court Sunday afternoon. After the service, the group marched around the Westchester County Court Building calling for justice in the case, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.


1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon Reports

Henry was shot and killed by police in a Thornwood parking lot after police said Henry hit two officers with his car and refused to stop. Police had been responding to reports about fighting outside a popular club in the area.

At the rally, Damon Jones of the National Black Police Association said it was not fair for the Westchester District Attorney to investigate what he called police brutality and excessive use of force.

“We have to demand change. Every year or two, we are losing somebody and they point the blame at the victim,” Jones said.

Some came to the gathering all the way from the Boston area, where Henry grew up.

“We will never get full justice because DJ is never coming back,” one woman who made the trip told Rincon, “but it’s important to be out here and support the family and to support the cause.”

The family’s lawyer, Bonita Zelman, is calling for a federal investigation.

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