Today marks one-year anniversary of Danroy 'DJ' Henry's death
One year ago today Pace University athlete Danroy "DJ" Henry was shot and killed by police.
His friends gathered yesterday at the Thornwood shopping center where he was shot to continue their call for justice.
Seven of Henry's former teammates have filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were brutalized by police the night their friend was fatally shot.
Pace students were celebrating homecoming at Finnegan's Bar and Grill in Thornwood when a huge fight spilled into the parking lot.
According to police, when Henry was told to move his car, he tried to speed away, hitting one cop and knocking Pleasantville police officer Aaron Hess onto the hood of his car. Police say Henry kept driving with Hess on the car, and that's when the officer fired the fatal shots into the windshield.
Autopsy reports show Henry was legally drunk.
Henry's friends and family dispute the police version of what happened. The seven students involved in the lawsuit were arrested that night. They claim for simply trying to help their dying friend. Eventually the charges were dropped, and the officers involved in the shooting were cleared of wrongdoing.
The process of their lawsuit could take up to two years since the students say they are not seeking for a settlement.
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