Three years ago, Ramarley Graham was shot in the chest by NYPD officer Richard Haste. Yesterday, the city of New York has reached a 3.9 million settlement with the family of the late 18 year-old. Haste told the Associated Press that he shot Graham in fear for his life, but was soon indicted for manslaughter charges that wound up being dismissed by a judge.
“Haste was indicted on manslaughter charges in the summer of 2012, but charges were dismissed by a judge who said prosecutors improperly instructed grand jurors to imply they should disregard testimony from police officers that they radioed Haste in advance to warn him that they thought Graham had a pistol. A second grand jury declined to re-indict the officer.”
According to Complex, the formal announcement of the settlement will be announced this Monday