Family Honors DJ Henry On Anniversary Of Death

By WGBH News

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Oct. 17, 2011

Angella Henry

Angella Henry holds a T-shirt made in honor of her son, DJ. DJ was killed in October 2010 by a police officer in New York state. (Jess Bidgood/WGBH)

BOSTON — Friends and family of Danroy “DJ” Henry planned to hold a candlelight vigil Monday for the deceased Pace University football player. Henry was fatally shot by a police officer in Thornwood, N.Y. one year ago.

This afternoon, Henry’s family dedicated the DJ Henry Athletic Field in his honor in his hometown of Easton, Mass.

On Friday, friends of Henry who were with him on the night of the shooting filed several lawsuits against the Westchester County court and law enforcement systems.

Callie Crossley spoke about the case and racial profiling with Pastor William Dickerson; psychologist Philip Goff; and WGBH’s Phillip Martin, whose multi-part series this week examines DJ Henry and the training of police.

WGBH’s Phillip Martin and wire services contributed to this report.



PART 1: A CROWD, A CAR AND A GUN
CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW: DJ HENRY, RACE AND POLICE

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