The officers involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy whose death sparked outrage and protests will not face criminal charges, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said Wednesday.
Kimani Gray was shot by two plainclothes officers in East Flatbush in March of 2013 after police said he pulled a gun on them. Gray's family and supporters have argued that no witnesses saw Gray with a gun. A gun was recovered from the scene, according to police.
His death sparked days of rallies and outrage as protesters marched on the 67th Precinct, demanding that those officers be charged with a crime. The demonstrators questioned the police account of the shooting and said they were fed up with aggressive law enforcement actions.
Gray was with a group of people the night of March 9, but left when he saw police in an unmarked car, police said. Authorities say he was acting suspicious when plainclothes officers approached him.
Police say Gray pointed a .38-caliber revolver at them, and they opened fire.
The medical examiner's office ruled that Gray was hit seven times in both the front and back of his body, including his shoulder, rib cage, forearm and legs.