The family of an unarmed National Guardsman killed by police during a Queens traffic stop is taking first official step toward a lawsuit.
Attorneys representing the family of an unarmed Army National Guardsman killed by a New York City police detective said Saturday that they will ask federal prosecutors to review the case.
A grand jury in Queens has voted not to indict a police officer on criminal charges in the fatal shooting of an unarmed National Guardsman during a traffic stop.
Members of the Army National Guard lined a street in Corona Friday as the casket of a fellow guardsman, who was shot and killed by an NYPD detective on the Grand Central Parkway, was carried into the Eternal Love Baptist Church.
The mother of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a detective during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway said she wants “justice” for her son.
Polanco’s mother hovered over her son’s open casket. The former Army National Guardsman will be buried in his uniform.
Hassan Hamdy’s attorney said the 14-year veteran “felt threatened and was left with no other alternative other than the actions that he took.”
Sharpton hugged Cecilia Reyes during an appearance on Saturday at his Harlem headquarters. He said it’s “unthinkable for a mother to have to bury her child.”
Hassan Hamdy was one of 16 cops in a 1999 excessive force case, which was settled for almost $300,000. Hamdy is also one of six cops who was sued in 2007 by Dorothy Garcia and her grandson Tyrell.
It happened around 5:15 a.m. Thursday near exit 7 at LaGuardia Airport during routine traffic stop, police said
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