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NY Attorney General to Investigate Deadly Road Rage Shooting

July 05, 2016  | 

The state's attorney general office was investigating an off-duty police officer's fatal shooting of a man who apparently attacked him during a case of road rage early Monday, reports the Associated Press.

The New York Police Department officer was driving his personal vehicle in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn shortly after midnight when he was involved in a traffic dispute with 37-year-old Delrawn Small, police said.

When the officer and Small stopped at a red light, Small got out of his vehicle and punched the officer repeatedly in the head through an open window, according to police. The officer, who had just finished his shift and was on his way home, pulled out his service weapon and killed Small, authorities said. The officer, whose name wasn't immediately released, was treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Small's family held a news conference later Monday demanding a full investigation.

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KevcopAz @ 7/5/2016 8:19 PM

So why is this case different then any other road rage? This is rhetorical obviously I know its because the shooter was an officer. But why? If it were an on duty one then OK since it would be under color of law, otherwise its politically motivated and another witch hunt I presume.

John retired IA PD @ 7/5/2016 9:25 PM

An agency other than the NYPD should investigate, but the states Attorney General? Really? Is this standard procedure in NY? I hate to ask this question, but what is the race of the officer and the deceased? It shouldn't make a difference, but in this day and age it sadly does.

OK then @ 7/6/2016 6:14 AM

"Small's family held a news conference later Monday demanding a full investigation."

That has to be the biggest euphemism I have ever read. The post has a very different version of the family's demands,

Since they haven't painted this w/ the typical "racist" cop brush I am assuming all parties concerned were of the same demographic.

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