Ramarley Graham

18 years old

On February 2, 2012, Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by Richard Haste in the Bronx, New York City.

He was leaving a bodega when two officers, one of them being Haste, spotted him.

The two officers claimed that they witnessed Graham adjusting a gun at his waistband; they began to follow him.

They claim that Graham ran from them after they approached him and identified themselves as cops.

Video evidence shows Graham walking, not running, into his apartment. The two officers appear shortly after.

After a failed attempt to kick down Graham’s front door, the officers went to a back door, where a first floor tenant let them in.

Upon arriving at Graham’s apartment, they were let in by his grandmother.

When Graham spotted the officers, he ran into a bathroom, and allegedly attempted to flush a small bag of marijuana down the toilet.

Haste entered behind Graham, stating that he yelled “show me your hands” and then “gun! Gun!”

Claiming that Graham was pulling a gun on him, Haste shot him.

Ramarley Graham died soon after. No gun was ever recovered.

Richard Haste was charged with manslaughter 4 months later. The jury indicted him, but the case was later thrown out by the judge.

He was brought to court a second time, but the jury did not indict Haste.

In 2017, he was found guilty of all charges in a department trial. The purpose of the trial was determine whether or not he should fired from the NYPD. He quit instead.

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