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Officer Who Fatally Shot Ramarley Graham to Face NYPD Trial

(DNAINFO) Murray Weiss and Jeff Mays | September 23, 2016 — On date has been set for the departmental trial of Officer Richard Haste, who shot Graham in 2012.

The officer who fatally shot unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham in 2012 inside his Bronx apartment will face a departmental trial, but no date has been set yet for the inquiry, the NYPD said.

Graham was shot and killed inside a bathroom in his apartment after he was chased by Officer Richard Haste and other officers. He was trying to flush a small amount of marijuana down a toilet when Haste shot him.

Haste, who is currently on modified duty, said he believed Graham, 18, had a gun when he fired, but no weapon was recovered.

The shooting was the tragic conclusion of a chase that began at a nearby bodega, where at least one officer radioed that Graham had weapon.

Haste’s tactics have come under fire from critics who argue that his decision to rush into Graham’s home led to the fatal confrontation just feet away from his grandmother and younger brother.

Source: Officer Who Fatally Shot Ramarley Graham to Face NYPD Trial – Wakefield – DNAinfo New York