Black Lives Matter rallies for police shooting victim
Black Lives Matter activists rallied outside the Bronx District Attorney's Office Thursday, calling for the indictment of an NYPD officer involved in the fatal shooting of a mentally ill woman in her own home last year.
NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry, an 8-year veteran of the force, shot and killed the 66-year-old Deborah Danner on Oct. 18 after police say she threatened him with scissors and a baseball bat inside her Castle Hill apartment.
"What do you do when a senior citizen swings a stick at you?" asks activist Hawk Newsome. "You move out of the way. You duck. You don't shoot that woman twice in the stomach."
Activists say Barry used excessive force when he shot Danner twice in the stomach. They want him indicted on related charges.
District Attorney Darcel Clark says grand jury selection is underway in the case.
Barry has been placed on modified duty.