NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A group of mothers who buried their sons and saw the police officers who killed them go free are calling for a Justice Department investigation into what they call a long-standing pattern of police killings of unarmed black and Hispanic men.
“Two days from now will be Mother’s Day. Tuesday will be my birthday. And I don’t have my son with me because of one NYPD and a couple of his members from his team that racial profiled my son and end up killing him,” said Constance Malcolm, mother of Graham, an 18-year-old who was fatally shot in 2012 in his grandmother’s home after he was followed home by a cop.
The officer thought Graham was disposing of drugs and had a gun, police said.
Malcolm is seeking federal civil rights charges in the killing.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Rikers Island Correction Officer Accused Of Smuggling Contraband
- Gov. Christie Pardons Man With Drug Abuse History For 1972 Crime
- Nassau Police Increasing DWI Patrols For ‘Blackout Wednesday’
- Dramatic Dashcam Footage Shows Wrong Way, High-Speed Chase On Palisades Parkway
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)