Homeless man's statements on Ridley death released
Information provided by the homeless man at the center of the shooting of off-duty police officer Chris Ridley was made public for the first time Friday.
The Westchester County District Attorney's Office released statements Anthony Jacobs made to investigators concerning the January fatal shooting. Jacobs told investigators the uniformed cops shouted for Ridley to drop his weapon at least three times before the shots were fired.
The officers involved in the shooting were cleared of any wrongdoing by a grand jury last week.
Rev. Franklyn Richardson, the pastor of Ridley's church and president of the National Action Network, says justice still has not been served.
"Somebody has to be accountable," says Richardson. "Something went wrong, because our system ought not result in the killing of a young black man under these circumstances."
Richardson says the homeless man's statements fail to clarify if Ridley identified himself as an officer before the shooting or whether he had time to do so.
The reverend hopes to set a meeting to discuss the case with the state Attorney General's Office within the next 10 days.