Parents of slain Pace University student file wrongful death suit

The parents of former Pace University student D.J. Henry, who was fatally shot by police last year, have filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit against the Pleasantville Police Department and the officer who fired the fatal shots.

Angela and Danroy Henry, Sr. are filing for unspecified damages, naming officer Aaron Hess and the Village of Pleasantville as defendants. They claim that the allegedly irresponsible actions that led to the death of their son can only be blamed on Hess.

D.J. Henry was fatally shot by officers after investigators say he accelerated in the direction of Hess, throwing the officer onto the hood of his car. Hess says that he had no choice but to fire upon the vehicle.

The Henrys believe that authorities are covering up what really happened on the night of their son's death. "The pain of losing our son so suddenly is insatiable, and not only has his absence changed us, but his suffering will always haunt us," the Henrys said in a statement.

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