Court hearing held in slain Pace football player civil case

A pre-trial hearing in the civil case brought by friends and teammates of police shooting victim Danroy Henry was held today at the U.S. District Court in White Plains.

The group filed a federal lawsuit claiming they were brutalized by police the night Henry was shot by a Pleasantville police officer.

Pace students were celebrating homecoming at Finnegan's Bar and Grill in Thornwood on Oct. 17, 2010 when a huge fight spilled into the parking lot.

According to police, Henry tried to speed away from the scene, hitting one cop and knocking Pleasantville police officer Aaron Hess onto the hood of his car. They say when Henry kept driving with Hess on the car, the officer fired the fatal shots through the windshield.

Autopsy reports showed Henry was legally drunk. The officers involved in the shooting were cleared of wrongdoing.

Attorneys say that the hearings and paperwork could take up to nine months before the trial is expected to begin.

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