Questions are emerging over the indictment of an officer who shot and killed an unarmed Bronx teen last year.
Officer Richard Haste was indicted by a grand jury in the death of Ramarley Graham, who was killed after being chased into his home by officers who just saw the teen take part in an alleged drug deal.
Now, the judge in the case said the District Attorney's office may have told the grand jury not to rely on what fellow officers said to Haste before the shooting, including warnings that Graham had a gun.
Officer Haste's attorney said his client's state of mind at the time of the shooting was directly effected by thinking Graham was armed.
He said he is seriously concerned that the integrity of the grand jury process was compromised.
The case has been adjourned to next week, when the judge will hear arguments on whether the jury received the right instructions.