The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
Dear Governor Cuomo:
On October 17, 2010, a wonderful young man was shot and killed by Pleasantville, New York police officer Aaron Hess for reasons still unknown. The young man was Danroy (DJ) Henry, Jr. He was a Pace University student, he played football for Pace. DJ was loving, kind and a vital part of the lives of so many people who miss him desperately.
From the start, the circumstances surrounding DJ's death have been rife with contradictions, suspicious actions and statements on the part of the police, and flagrant wrongs on the part the entire hierachy of Law Enforcement of Westchester County, New York, from the level of the police upward to District Attorney Janet DiFiore's office.
The United States Department of Justice is now investigating this case and while it's determination is gratefully awaited, more needs to be done. It is important that as many eyes as possible review the details and evidence of this case. Recently, a New York Grand Jury failed to indict Officer Aaron Hess, but this determination seems to be more of a symptom of the issues in Westchester County rather than a fair decision based on evidence.
Thank you in advance for any and all attention that you may be able to give to this egregious matter.