Brooklyn’s district attorney’s office will not file charges against police officers who shot and killed Kimani Gray last year, CBS reported Wednesday.
Kimani Gray was standing with friends after a birthday party on March 9, 2013, says Gray’s mother, Carol. When officers from the Brooklyn South Anti-Crime Patrol approached Gray and other young men on East 52nd Street, Gray began acting “suspiciously,” CBS reported, before pulling out a gun. Officers shot and killed Gray.
As of Gray’s death last year, both officers involved in the shooting, Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova, had been named in five federal lawsuits alleging civil rights violations, illegal stops and false arrest, the New York Daily News reported.
On Thursday night family and community held a vigil for Gray on the corner where he was killed, News12 Brooklyn reported.