The funeral service of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was held at a Bronx church on Saturday, reported WNYC (2/18/2012). The Bronx teen was gunned down by police inside his home in early February. New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman agrees with a number of mourners that the killing appeared to be unjustified. According to the New York Daily News (2/18/2012), Graham was killed by an officer from the NYPD’s narcotics unit who believed he spotted a gun in Graham’s waistband and followed him to his family’s apartment.
Graham was shot in the bathroom after police stormed the home. He was unarmed when police shot him and no weapons were found. “Based on the reports, it’s alarming that a police officer felt it was appropriate to shoot,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms. The Bronx district attorney’s office is investigating the allegations of excessive force by police officers the NYDN said.
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