Based on the reports, it’s alarming that a police officer felt it was appropriate to shoot.
New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
The funeral service of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham was held at a Bronx church on Saturday, reported WNYC (2/18/2012). The Bronx teen was gunned down by police inside his home in early February.
New York civil rights violation lawyer David Perecman agrees with a number of mourners that the killing appeared to be unjustified.
According to the New York Daily News (2/18/2012), Graham was killed by an officer from the NYPD’s narcotics unit who believed he spotted a gun in Graham's waistband and followed him to his family’s apartment. Graham was shot in the bathroom after police stormed the home. He was unarmed when police shot him and no weapons were found.
“Based on the reports, it’s alarming that a police officer felt it was appropriate to shoot,” said New York civil rights violation lawyer Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s civil rights violation law firms.
The Bronx district attorney's office is investigating the allegations of excessive force by police officers, the NYDN said.
The expert New York civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm are committed to securing damages and justice for victims of excessive force by police officers in New York and their families. For more information, please contact The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.
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For the past 30 years, the New York civil rights violation, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including excessive force by police and NYC police brutality cases. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
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**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout