Justice for #RamarleyGraham

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On February 2, 2012, plainclothes NYPD Officer Richard Haste followed unarmed 18-year-old Ramarley Graham to his home in the Bronx, violently broke down his door without a search warrant, and killed him in front of his grandmother and younger brother. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson convened a Grand Jury that voted to indict Officer Haste, but a judge threw out the indictment, citing prosecutorial error. A second Grand Jury then refused to re-indict him.

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's office have the power to take over the case and hold Ramarley's killer accountable. Join us in demanding the DOJ and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara conduct a thorough investigation and bring federal charges against Officer Haste.

Here's the letter we'll send U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on your behalf. You can add a personal comment using the box provided.

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara,

On April 12, 2014, Ramarley Graham would have been celebrating his 21st birthday, but two years earlier he was gunned down in his own home by plainclothes NYPD Officer Richard Haste.

As is so often the case involving Black victims of deadly police violence, Ramarley's killer has not been brought to justice by the Bronx County District Attorney's office. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has a duty to protect our community against racial profiling and the violence that it creates, especially when local or state prosecutors fail to do so.

This case has been under review by the DOJ and the United States Attorney’s Office since last summer. It's time for federal officials to take action. By holding Officer Haste accountable for his deadly actions, you can send a strong message to law enforcement across the country that your office will protect our community against racial profiling and senseless police violence.

We demand that you conduct a full and thorough investigation and bring federal charges against Officer Haste.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

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