Family of Ramarley Graham Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Case

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: Franclot Graham, father of Ramarley Graham, participates in a vigil for his son, outside the house where his son was killed, on March 22, 2012 in the Bronx borough New York City. Ramarley Graham, 18, was shot in the chest by police officers in his grandmother's bathroom after the officers entered the house without a warrent. Graham, was unarmed; he was attempting to flush a bag of marijuana down the toilet. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Family of Ramarley Graham Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Case

The family of Ramarley Graham, a teen who was shot and killed by police in 2012, has called on the Justice Department to open a full investigation into the boy's death.

Published April 16, 2014

Franclot Graham, father of Ramarley Graham, participates in a vigil for his son, in March 2012.(Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ramarley Graham would have turned 21 a few days ago, but his life was taken in 2012, when a police officer busted into his Bronx home that February.

Instead of celebrating his birthday, the family has sent letters to the Justice Department to open a full investigation in his case. Since Graham's death, his family has been in a constant fight for justice for the teen.

Graham's killer, Richard Haste, has not faced a trial for the death since both of his indictments have been dismissed.

“All I want is justice for the murder of my son and the Department of Justice is truly the only level of our justice system left that can provide accountability for the violation of Ramarley’s civil rights," said his mother Constance Malcolm.

In August 2013, the department announced that it would be reviewing the case, but the family says there has been no indication that there was a full investigation opened. 

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Written by Natelege Whaley

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