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Ramarley Graham's Family, Sharpton Demand Indictment In Police Shooting Case

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The Reverend Al Sharpton led a Saturday meeting in Harlem to protest a judge's decision to throw out an indictment in the case of the police shooting of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager in the Bronx.

A judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors made a mistake in telling the grand jury that Officer Richard Haste should not have relied on information from other officers who believed the 18-year-old was armed.

Graham's parents and their supporters gathered at the National Action Networks and said they want to see Haste brought to trial.

"I just felt I had to let him see what he did to my family, the pain I was going through and that no matter what, that pain will never go away," said Constance Malcolm, Graham's mother. "That's something I would have to live with all my life."

"I will not give up this fight. As I said this to Richard Haste in the court building in the hallway, the only way you're going to get me to stop fighting for justice for my son, you will have to put a bullet in my heart the way you did it to my son," said Franclot Graham, Ramarley's father.

The Bronx district attorney is able to convene a new grand jury to hear the case against Haste, but by Saturday it was unclear whether that will happen.

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