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NYC Lawmakers Want Trials for Other Officers in 2012 Teen Death

New York City lawmakers are asking the police department and mayor to speed up the disciplinary proceedings for other officers involved in the 2012 killing of an unarmed teen in his apartment.

Members of the City Council's progressive caucus wrote a letter Thursday saying they were disappointed with how the city has handled the aftermath of the killing of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham.

The NYPD officer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager Ramarley Graham is off the force. Tracie Strahan reports.

Graham, suspected of having drugs, was shot dead by former police officer Richard Haste, who had chased the teen into his apartment.

Haste said he thought Graham had a gun. Haste quit after a misconduct proceeding. Federal prosecutors declined to bring charges against him.

Lawmakers also demanded that all reports on Haste be made public through a change in the freedom of information law.

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