Family, Friends Hold Rally To Honor Danroy Henry

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.

  • unknown

    To D,Let me explain to you what’s really going on you bigot,What the KKK do now is get jobs a police officers and kill black youths.Because they can’t walk around in that hedious suit so they wear police clothing,how often do you hear a white cop kill on of his kind zero,that’s the problem to you pin heads every black man fits your stereyotype. But Mr Henry was not even close,I think the real thugs were the animals who pull the trigger.Rest in peace Dj they day is not far behind this is a world that spins when you do wrong it will revisit

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  • Thinking

    I was not there so I don’t know. If it happened to a white person, would anybody notice?

    • Aria Smith

      white people were involved as well. Its not about race. Its about the fact that innocent students were beaten and someone was murdered. white black spainish… wrong is wrong.

  • DanTe

    This is what happens when humans continues to encroach on animal territory. Why send humans into an animal mating fight ritual? Stop encroaching and leave these animals be. There will be no problems than.

  • d

    And you were there, in the car, carrie? Police officers are authorized to use deadly force to protect themselves, OTHER officers (those not necessarily in the ‘line of the car’), and the public. Where’s this ballistics report you speak of? Are you certain he would’ve stopped if not fired on? Police have no time to calculate these things and to play guessing games with their lives (would you?). Try wearing a badge, and let us see your reaction.
    P.s…thugs have to start somewhere.

    • Aria Smith

      You’re authorized to use deadly force when you are in harm or others are in harm. You don’t use deadly force because you just feel scared. If you’re that scared get a desk job. Unless you were there you can’t say much. Have you been to where the shooting took place? Did you see the skids marks? Did you see the video? If not then keep quiet. You don’t know the meaning of a thug.

    • Oliver

      d, Apparently you and Carrie have something in common; neither of you were there. Carrie, unless you are law enforcement, I wouldn’t suggest wearing a badge to determine your reaction. That could get you in trouble with the law. d, you sound rather thuggish yourself.

  • Carrie Mileto

    you would define thug as someone with no record? and exactly what police blood was shed? if he wasn’t shot dead he would have stopped. Get your facts straight. And what fact is there to account for deadly force? Ballistics show the cops who shot weren’t even in the line of the vehiicle!

  • d

    Police brutality? Excessive force? What a farce! What about assault with a deadly weapon (i.e., the car) and 2 counts of attempted murder on a police officer? How much police officer blood needs to be spilled to justify a police shooting? Give me a flippin break…I’ll march in support of the cops any day of the week before this this thug gone martyr

  • Paul Kohloff

    if he stopped he’d be alive

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