Today, marks one year since 21 year-old Pace University junior and college football player, Danroy Henry Jr. was fatally shot by Pleasantville police officers. The incident occurred, following an off-campus home coming party. Aaron Hess, the officer responsible for taking the fatal shot, has since been cleared of all charges, continues to serve as a Pleasantville police officer, and recently received the Officer of the Year Award.
Danroy’s parents have continued to be, relentless in the pursuit of justice for the murder of their son. Danroy’s family, requested a federal probe, which is still pending. In addition, Danroy’s parents believe evidence has been tampered with, which may compromise the case. According to Danroy’s parents, Danroy’s cell phone was used after he died, items belonging to Danroy were not returned to the family, and his car was whipped down to remove fingerprints.
In addition, Pleasantville Police state that their camera, which is typically placed on the dash board, was out of order during the incident. Danroy’s parents have recently, filed a $120 million lawsuit against Pleasantville and Mount Pleasant. We will continue to follow the case and provide you with updates, as they develop. Until then we wish the parents much success in their pursuit of justice. May Danroy Henry Jr., rest in peace!