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Deposition Underway In Civil Case For Cop Who Shot And Killed Danroy Henry

A Grand Jury Declined To Press Criminal Charges
Danroy "D.J." Henry

Danroy “D.J.” Henry (Photo courtesy/ Henry family)

WHITE PLAINS N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The deposition has begun for the Pleasantville police officer who shot and killed former Pace University football player Danroy Henry nearly two years ago.

“We will hold him accountable, not only for the killing and the shooting death but for all of the acts of brutality that he precipitated,” Henry family attorney Bonita Zelman said outside the court Tuesday.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

Officer Aaron Hess will face several days of testimony in a civil deposition against him. A grand jury declined to press criminal charges against him.

Henry’s family has sued Hess for shooting into the young man’s car following a disturbance outside a bar in Thornwood on October 17, 2010.

Zelman represents seven students who’ve signed onto the lawsuit, along with Henry’s family.

“The other students that are standing here with me will now face the man that shot and killed football teammate Danroy Henry, Jr. for the first time,” Zelman said outside the court.

Teammate Desmond Hines was in the car with Henry the night he was killed and said he wants closure.

“We’re here to face Aaron Hess face to face and we’re here to get justice for my brother, our father and brother. We won’t stop until that happens,” Hines told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.

The deposition and civil suit could last several days.

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