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No Indictment Issued In Mass. Student Shooting

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A New York grand jury has found there was no crime in the police killing of a college football player.

The Westchester County district attorney said Monday jurors found no reasonable cause for an indictment in the death of 20-year-old Danroy Henry Jr., of Easton, Mass.

Henry's father had demanded a murder indictment against the officer who acknowledged shooting his son. The father says there "are no words to express" his disappointment.

Henry's father says it's clear that evidence was withheld or mishandled. He says that shows why a separate investigation is necessary.

"We never believed for a second that this district attorney was pursuing an indictment," Henry said. "So we already — already — contemplated having to go around her office, which is why we've been appealing to the Justice Department."

Henry was a Pace University student. He was killed Oct. 17 when officers fired at his car as he drove away from a bar in the New York City suburb Thornwood. Police say the officer fired after Henry struck the officer with his car.

Police had been called to a disturbance that spilled out of the bar after the Pace homecoming game.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.

This program aired on February 14, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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