Justice for Ramarley Graham

The Justice Department failed Ramarley Graham and his family when they announced in March 2016 that they will not be convening a grand jury. 

Learn the 5 reasons to fire all the NYPD officers responsible for the murder of Ramarley Graham and learn what you can do to help.

VICTORIES

CURRENT CAMPAIGN

  • Richard Haste is off the force! The judge in the NYPD departmental trial recommended Richard Haste, the NYPD officer that shot and killed Ramarley be fired. Haste immediately resign without benefits.

 

  • Sgt. Scott Morris is off the force! NYPD Sgt. that failed to manage his unit and instead allowed for officers to break protocol and illegally enter Ramarleys home resulting in his death plead guilty and was forced to retire.

#ReleaseRamarleyFiles 

Ramarley's mom, Justice Committee, and Communities United for Police reform were forced to sue the NYPD through a FOIL request to get answers regarding the NYPD murder of Ramarley Graham.

UPDATE:

  • Preliminary ruling ordered the City and the NYPD to release certain files to Ramarley's mother within 30days, denied certain files, and ordered NYPD to provide other documents to the judge to review on a case by case basis to determine which additional documents should be released to Ramarleys family.

TAKE ACTION

Facebook and Twitter users: Use your accounts to demand NYC Mayor de Blasio #ReleaseRamarleyFiles

  • Mayor deBlasio's handle:

  • Use hashtags: #RamarleyGraham & #ReleaseRamarleyFiles

Use this sample post or create your own:

It has been over 6 years since NYPD murdered 18-year-old #RamarleyGraham in his home. @NYCmayor @BilldeBlasio stop delaying and #ReleaseRamarleyFilesto his family.

About Ramarley & How the Justice System Has Failed Him & His Family

On Feb. 2, 2012, 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was shot and killed by NYPD Officer Richard Haste in his family’s Bronx home in front of his grandmother and 6-year-old brother. This happened after officers unlawfully busted into the house without a warrant, probable cause or any other legal justification. 

 

Shortly after Haste was indicted on two counts of man slaughter, but a Bronx judge dismissed the charges saying the Bronx ADA on the case - Nancy Borko - had made a mistake when instructing the jurors. In August 2013 a second grand jury failed to re-indict Haste. 

 

Thanks to organizing and the tireless efforts of Ramarley's mother, Constance Malcolm, father, Frank Graham, and advocates, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into this case. However, on March 8th the Department of Justice: Southern District decided not to bring federal civil rights charges against any of the NYPD officers responsible for the death of Ramarley Graham. We are now demanding that Mayor Bill de Blasio fire all NYPD officers responsibible for killing Ramarley, abusing his family & other misconduct. 

Kate Deciccio

Team Ramarley: Constance Malcolm (Ramarley's mom), Justice Committee and other Communities United for Police Reform members including: Brooklyn Movement Center, Brotherhood/SisterSol, Jews For Racial & Economic Justice, Make the Road NY, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, NAACP: Legal Defense Fund, New York Civil Liberties Union, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ).

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