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.


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


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