A day after Kimani Gray was laid to rest, an angry crowd marched to the 67th precinct station seeking justice. Gray was shot and killed by police on March 9. Police say he pointed a gun at them, but his family and their supporters dispute that claim. Ida Siegal reports.
A day after the funeral of 16-year-old Kimani Gray, about a hundred people turned out to once again protest his shooting by the NYPD.
Gray was shot by two officers in East Flatbush on March 9 after police said he pulled a gun on them. But Gray's family and supporters have argued that no witnesses saw Gray with a gun.
Marchers at Sunday's rally began at the location where Gray was killed and walked to the 67th precinct, where the two plainclothes officers who shot Gray are stationed. The protesters are demanding that those officers be charged with a crime.
The killing has touched days of demonstrations by residents who question the police account of the shooting and say they are 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. A gun was recovered at the scene, according to police.
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.