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Manslaughter Indictment of NY Cop Tossed

Family says, "It's not over."

(AURN) -- The National Action Network-(NAN) plans a rally Saturday in support of the family of a teen who was shot by an NYPD cop in last year; that after a Bronx judge threw out the indictment against the officer--Richard Haste.


18-year old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed in his bathroom by Haste on February 2, 2012, after he was allegedly pursued by nacotics unit officers.  According to reports the unit was monitoring a local bodega for drug activity when they allegedly spotted Graham in a drug deal.

Police accounts of the incident document Graham allegedly running away when he saw officers, then refusing to put his hands up when commanded to do so.  Police say Graham was allegedly attempting to flush a small purchase of marijuana down the toilet when he was shot.

But surveillance tape tells a different story.

Posted by Fox 5/NY

In that video, Graham can be seen walking up to the house and entering through the front door. Seconds later, police officers are seen running up to the house. Some try to kick open the front door, while others search for alternate entrances.

Minutes later, the police entered the house through a first-floor entrance in the landlord's apartment and then opened the front door to let other officers enter.

In reaction to the decision, NAN President Rev. Al Sharpton released the following statement:

"This is an outrageous miscarriage of justice and an insult to the family and supporters of Ramarley Graham. We demand that a new Grand Jury is convened immediately and that the case is re-presented. We will be rallying and planning direct action at National Action Network’s Saturday action rally. The family will be present."

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