The family of a New York college student killed by a policeman says the first official account of the shooting was purposely misleading.
Their lawyer says a press release issued the day after the 2010 shooting of Danroy Henry Jr. was tailored to protect police officers.
The release was issued by the Mount Pleasant police chief. A call to the chief was not immediately returned Thursday.
Henry was a 20-year-old Pace University student from Easton, Mass.
He was driving away from a disturbance outside a suburban Thornwood, N.Y. bar in October 2010.
The officer who shot him said Henry was driving toward him and wouldn't stop.
That officer was cleared by a grand jury but is among several officers and jurisdictions being sued.
This article was originally published on January 24, 2013.
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