NEW YORK – A prosecutor says no federal civil rights charges will be brought in the 2010 shooting death of a college football player by a suburban New York police officer who says he shot him in his moving car when he failed to stop.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) said Tuesday that evidence in the shooting of Danroy Henry Jr. in Thornwood failed to establish the "exacting standard of criminal intent" required for criminal charges.
The prosecutor said the conclusion was reached after an exhaustive examination of all evidence, including consultation with experts.
The Pleasantville officer who shot the Pace University football player was earlier cleared by a grand jury. Henry was shot in his car as he drove through a parking lot away from a disturbance that spilled out of a bar on Homecoming Day.