NYPD Officer involved in Ramarley Graham shooting to face department trial

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Friday, September 23, 2016

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- 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.