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Parents Demand a Federal Probe in NY Police Shooting

by Associated Press
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Dozens march to federal prosecutor's office Wednesday.

The parents of a black teenager shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 are demanding a federal civil rights probe.

The parents of Ramarley Graham led several dozen people in a short march from a park to the federal prosecutor's office Wednesday.

They submitted a letter demanding a full federal investigation, a grand jury probe and a meeting with the U.S. attorney.

A police officer was indicted on manslaughter charges over the Bronx shooting, but a judge tossed out the case, saying state prosecutors had improperly instructed grand jurors.

A second state grand jury decided not to indict the officer.

Last summer, a spokeswoman for federal prosecutors said federal authorities would review evidence to see if any civil rights laws were violated.

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