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"I knew how to deal with crime, because I was a former criminal."
An officer involved in the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Kimani Gray has turned down a "Cop of the Year" award offered by the NYPD Muslim Officers Society.
Constance Malcolm, mother of Ramarley Graham, was joined by the mothers of other young men who lost their lives at the hands of the NYPD.
"We have a videotape that shows all these police personnel who pretty much militarized the block,” an attorney for the Gray family says.
Mayor Bloomberg says he tried to reach out to Kimani Gray's mother to offer his condolences, but claims she changed her phone number to avoid speaking to him.
Throughout the march, the 200 or so demonstrators were accompanied by an astounding number of police, one of whom brandished a megaphone designed as a non-lethal deterrent.
The scene outside was occasionally tense, as those who couldn't get in expressed anger after being told by funeral employees that the space had reached its capacity.
Carol Gray says she's unhappy with how the city has handled Kimani Gray's death, and wants a full investigation.
Sgt. Mourad Mourad and Officer Jovaniel Cordova, who are accused of fatally shooting Gray seven times on March 9th, have reportedly cost the city about $215,000 in court settlements.
She pleaded, "Just walk in my shoes, please, and understand my grief."
A cop told a woman to get off the sidewalk, prompting her to say, "Or what, you'll shoot me?" The officer replied, "No, but I'll slap you."
Reporters on the scene witnessed arrests, incidents of protesters being pepper-sprayed and protesters throwing objects at police cars.
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