U.S. Attorney's Office to review evidence in Ramarley Graham case

The Justice Department is going to take a look at the Ramarley Graham case. The U.S. Attorney's Office says it will review all of the

The Justice Department says it will determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated.

The Justice Department says it will determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated. (8/9/13)

THE BRONX - The Justice Department is going to take a look at the Ramarley Graham case.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says it will review all of the evidence available to determine whether any federal civil rights laws were violated after a second grand jury indictment was dismissed against officer Richard Haste in the fatal shooting of the teenager.

Bronx Criminal Defense Attorney Renee Hill says that if the Justice Department does not pursue a criminal civil rights case, then the Graham family can still file a civil suit. However, that would only result in a monetary ruling.

Haste chased the 18-year-old into his home in Feb. 2012 following an apparent drug deal, shooting him in his bathroom.

Attorneys for the family say they have a civil suit ready to go should a federal investigation fail to move forward.


 

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