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Report: $6M Settlement Reached in Danroy Henry Suit

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The family of slain Pace football player Danroy Henry has reached a settlement with the village and the officer who shot the 20-year-old, according to the Associated Press.

A report released Monday evening reports Henry’s family agreed to a $6 million settlement with the village. The news was released through a statement by the family’s attorney, Michael Sussman.

Henry was shot three times by Pleasantville Police Officer Aaron Hess in the early morning hours of Oct. 17, 2010 in the Thornwood Town Center after he was told to move his car out of the fire lane while police were responding to reports of a disturbance.

Hess was struck by Henry’s car, ending up on the vehicle’s hood. He then fired four shots, three of them hitting Henry.

Hess has cited self defense. He was cleared in February 2011 by a Westchester grand jury of any criminal wrongdoing. The U.S. attorney’s office declined to bring charges against the town or the officer last year.

The Henry family is also suing the Town of Mount Pleasant and three of its officers who they say failed to properly respond to their son’s injuries.



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