NYPD Officer involved in Ramarley Graham shooting to face department trial

The NYPD officer involved in the fatal shooting of Ramarley Graham in 2012 and cleared of criminal wrongdoing will now face a department trial.

Officer Richard Haste, along with several other officers, was chasing the 18-year-old when he led them into his Bronx apartment.

As Graham was trying to flush marijuana down a toilet, he was shot and killed by Haste.

Haste claims that he thought Graham was reaching for a gun, but he was unarmed.

"We have concluded the evaluation of the internal disciplinary case involving Police Officer Richard Haste and a determination has been made to move forward with a department trial," the NYPD said in a statement.

No date has been set for the trial.
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