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NY Judge Urges Releasing Video Of Mass.College Student Shooting

A New York Supreme Court judge is urging an agreement about releasing video tapes of the fatal shooting of a college student from Massachusetts.

On October 17, Easton, Mass., native Danroy Henry Jr., known to many as “DJ” or “Danny,” was shot and killed by police outside a bar in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.

According to the Mount Pleasant Police Department, Henry was shot after he hit a police officer with his car. But several witnesses dispute that account, and Henry’s parents have hired a civil rights lawyer to investigate their son’s death.

Attorney Michael Sussman is trying to get surveillance video from businesses near where police shot 20-year-old Henry.

"We have to see what evidence exists in its fullest form. In a case like this, video and audio is a direct representation of what transpired," Sussman says.

The Westchester district attorney is fighting the release, saying it could interfere with the ongoing investigation into the shooting.

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This program aired on November 4, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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