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NYPD Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Teen Shooting Case

The New York City police officer pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal police shooting of a teenager in his bathroom.

NYPD Officer Richard Haste said today he had "no choice" but to fire the single bullet that killed Ramarley Graham in his Bronx home, reports the New York Times.

In a statement read by his attorney in court, Officer Haste said, "I thought he was going to kill me. So I shot him."

Officer Haste, 31, was released after posting $50,000 bail.


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"You’re welcome," the letter began. "I’d like to believe that you were minutes away from creating an unspeakable Christmas tragedy when I stopped you. If not only killing yourself, you were well on your way to killing some innocent person who was minding their own business doing nothing else wrong but being in front of you."


The Things You Carry

Every law enforcement officer's go bag contains staple duty gear items, and usually some highly...

Some of the personal objects officers report carrying on duty are sentimental in nature, but the majority of the "extra stuff" that they carry is duty gear that was personally purchased because the department did not issue it.