New York City agreed to pay $3.9 million dollars, after court proceedings to the family of an unarmed teen, shooting victim.
The incident was from 2012, Ramarley Graham was shot by a police officer in the chest, inside his family's living room. Graham was 18 at the time, the incident happened in the Bronx, after Graham was suspected of drug dealing by Officer Richard Haste. The officer followed Graham into his home to apprehend him but shot him instead, stating he saw Graham reaching for something.
Since the shooting, Richard Haste was charged with manslaughter, while in motion, the whole case was thrown out of court, when the judge fined the prosecutor for trying to improperly instruct the grand jury. The case went into retrial, but then the district attorney told the grand jury to disregard testimonies from police officers, who came forward to testify Richard Haste was notified over police radio that Graham had a gun. The grand jury did not indict again.
Ramarley Graham's family then filed a wrongful death suit against the city of new York, with claims stating Graham was not even the suspect in the question. The judges in the case, awarded Graham's family $3.9 million in the suit. The family has another case pending about Graham's civil rights being violated, from acts of police brutality from Officer Richard Haste.
Federal prosecutors already have begun to investigate the whole incident, to determine if Ramarley Graham's civil rights were violated and if the case, will go to court or not.