The mother of Ramarley Graham – the unarmed 18-year-old boy who was shot and killed by an NYPD officer – held a rally Wednesday demanding new charges against the officer who fired the shots.
On Wednesday, a judge found that prosecutors gave flawed instructions to a grand jury that indicted Officer Richard Haste. He pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges last year in connection with the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.
Officer Richard Haste was released on $50,000 bail Wednesday morning after turning himself in to face manslaughter charges in the death of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.
Officer Richard Haste, 30, is expected to surrender on Wednesday morning on a first-degree manslaughter charge. Sources told CBS 2, Haste will be suspended from the NYPD once he turns himself in and is placed under arrest.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has met with Ramarley Graham’s family, but their attorney says while Kelly expressed his sympathy, what they really want is for officer involved to be charged.
“We’re tired of hearing case after case of police brutality and savage-like beatings and killings of our teenagers. So policy now has to be changed,” said Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson.
Ramarley Graham was killed by police in the bathroom the apartment where he lived with his mother and grandmother.
Ramarley Graham was shot dead by police on Feb. 2 in the bathroom of the apartment where he lived with his mother and grandmother.
A Bronx community was demanding justice Monday night as hundreds of people took their anger and frustration to the streets in the aftermath of the NYPD shooting of an unarmed teenager.
According to police, officers thought Ramarley Graham was acting suspiciously on the street.
At a briefing Friday, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said the sergeant who supervised the officer has also been placed on restricted duty. They had to turn in their guns and badges and will sit behind a desk for 30 days.
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