source: DNAinfo.com New York
published: 17 September 2014
More than two and half years after unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by police in his own home, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed it has launched a civil rights investigation into the matter.
The news came as a relief to the boy’s parents Constance Malcolm and Franclot Graham, who met with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Wednesday afternoon to urge the federal government to step in after a grand jury declined to re-indict officer Richard Haste on manslaughter charges last year.
“From the day they took my son I made him a promise to fight for justice,” Franclot Graham said after meeting with Bharara and his staff.