BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - A Bedford-Stuyvesant mother says the light punishment an NYPD officer received for fatally shooting her son is an insult.
Last week, Officer Richard Neri was suspended without pay for 30 days, stripped of his gun and reassigned to the property clerk's office. Neri shot and killed 19-year-old Timothy Stansbury, who was unarmed, in 2004. Neri was patrolling the roof of a Bed-Stuy apartment building when Stansbury and his friend appeared on the roof.
At a police headquarters rally, protesters said police must be held accountable with jail time. They argued sensitivity training isn?t enough. The victim?s mother, Phyllis Clayburne, and other relatives are suing the city for $600 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.