Ramarley Graham’s family still demands justice
AmNews Staff Reports | 2/9/2017, 12:45 p.m.
The family and supporters of slain teen Ramarley Graham gathered at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan to demand justice from the NYPD and the city. They stated that in the five years “since [the] killing and one year since feds closed investigation, no officers have been disciplined and only one has faced NYPD trial while outcome is still pending.”
The family and fellow New Yorkers expressed their immense disappointment in Mayor Bill de Blasio for not fulfilling a 2012 call as public advocate for “fair, speedy and transparent” accountability for officers in the killing
The Manhattan rally marked five years to day that Graham was killed Feb. 2, 2012. Unarmed 18-year-old Graham was shot and killed in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother by NYPD officer Richard Haste. Graham’s family is demanding accountability for the 12-plus officers they say were involved from de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill