Ramarley Graham was 18-years old when he was killed on February 2, 2012. He lived in the Bronx. The Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit of the New York Police Department spotted Ramarley and alleged that he was tugging on a gun in his waistband. Officer Richard Haste followed Ramarley, who went into his apartment and locked the door. The incident ended with Haste shooting Ramarley in the bathroom of his apartment. No gun was found.
The official report stated that Ramarley ran when officers identified themselves. Video evidence however, showed that Ramarley was walking into his home casually.
Officer Richard Haste was stripped of his service weapon and placed on modified duty. In 2013, Haste was indicted by a grand jury and charged with manslaughter. A judge dismissed the indictment however, citing an error in jury instructions. A second grand jury convened and Haste testified before that grand jury. That grand jury failed to indict Haste. Read the rest of this entry