NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A grand jury decided Wednesday not to re-indict an NYPD officer who fatally shot a teenager in the Bronx last year.
Haste was originally indicted on manslaughter charges last June, but a judge dropped the case in May, citing a mistake prosecutors made in presenting the charges.
Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson released a statement expressing shock over the second grand jury’s decision.
“We are surprised and shocked by the grand jury’s finding of no criminal liability in the death of Ramarley Graham,” Johnson said. “We are saddened for the family of the deceased young man and still believe that the court’s dismissal of the original indictment was overly cautious.”