Ramarley Graham

Mother of Ramarley Graham Responds to NY Supreme Court Judge’s Ruling against City & NYPD for Withholding Records in Killing of Unarmed Teenager & Misusing State Law 50-a

In response to a preliminary ruling by Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez in a lawsuit brought by the family of Ramarley Graham, Communities United for Police Reform, and the Justice Committee against the NYPD for refusing to comply with a FOIL request for information related to Graham’s killing, his mother Constance Malcolm released the following statement.

Mother of Ramarley Graham, Family’s Attorney & the Justice Committee Respond to NYPD Plea Agreements with Officers Involved in Killing Graham

In response to a report and other information confirming that two of the officers involved in the killing of Ramarley Graham (Sergeant Scott Morris and Officer John McLoughlin) reached plea agreements with the NYPD on departmental charges, the mother of Graham - Constance Malcolm – issued the following statement.

New York Police Killed Her Son, Then Refused to Answer Her Questions. The Law They’re Hiding Behind Could Soon Be Repealed.

An obscure provision designed to protect personnel records makes it nearly impossible to hold the state’s cops accountable.
02/08/2019
Reason

In 2017, Constance Malcolm sat across from Kevin Richardson, the NYPD lawyer in charge of prosecuting police discipline cases. Richardson said he couldn't tell her the pending charges that were about to be presented in an open and public disciplinary trial against the police officer who killed her son.

Judge Orders NYPD to Release Documents to Ramarley Graham’s Family That May Shed New Light on His Killing

New York, NY – New York Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez has ordered the NYPD to release a trove of documents to Ramarley Graham’s family that may shed new light on Mr. Graham’s 2012 killing by then-NYPD Officer Richard Haste and the NYPD investigation into the killing.

Judge orders city to turn over internal NYPD records in Ramarley Graham case

08/08/2018
New York Daily News

A Manhattan judge has ordered the NYPD to turn over internal documents surrounding the 2012 police shooting of 17-year-old Ramarley Graham, a ruling that could have implications that transcend this particular case.

Police officer Richard Haste shot Graham after bursting into his apartment thinking the teen was armed. No gun was found. Haste quit after his departmental trial on misconduct charges in 2017.

Judge Orders NYPD to Release Records Related to Fatal 2012 Bronx Shooting

A Manhattan judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to release a trove of documents from the case of Ramarley Graham, who was shot and killed in 2012 by an officer who has since left the department.
08/08/2018
New York Law Journal

A Manhattan judge has ordered the New York City Police Department to release a trove of documents from the case of Ramarley Graham, who was shot and killed in 2012 by an officer who has since left the department.

At crossroads of policing and murder, a long push for accountability

02/15/2018
Christian Science Monitor

After her son Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by a New York police officer, Constance Malcolm says she dedicated herself to community activism almost by accident.

“I had to be Ramarley’s voice,” she says. “Even now, when you hear about Ramarley’s story, you think, 'Oh, yeah, that was the kid that was running from police into the house, and who hid in the bathroom.' Six years later, and that’s what you hear. I have to try to get that out of people’s mindset.”

Judge: NYPD must release documents on Ramarley Graham shooting

12/28/2017
NY1

The family of a Bronx teen shot and killed by a police officer has won a legal victory against the NYPD.

A State Supreme Court judge has ruled the department must release documents related to the death of Ramarley Graham.

His family will receive some for private use, while other files can only be reviewed with a judge present.

The NYPD had cited an obscure state law as a means to keep files on Graham's 2012 shooting private.

NYPD Wrong To Keep Ramarley Graham Shooting Records Secret: Court

12/27/2017
Patch

The NYPD must release a large batch of records related to a cop's 2012 killing of Bronx teenager Ramarley Graham, a Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday.

Siding with Graham's parents and police-reform advocacy groups in a Freedom of Information lawsuit, state Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez said the NYPD was wrong to say every document Graham's parents requested last year was exempt from disclosure under state public records laws.

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