Important Facts about October 17th
1) Saturday, October 16, 2010, Danroy “DJ” Henry played what ended up to be his last homecoming football game.
2) DJ and two friends went out to Finnegan’s Bar & Grill that Saturday night and left the bar because of a disturbance and police were called to Finnegan’s. They were not involved in the incident that brought police to Finnegan’s that night.
3) DJ was asked to move out of the fire lane by a Mt. Pleasant police officer.
4) Aaron Hess, a Pleasantville police officer, admitted that he stepped in front of DJ’s car and left DJ very little time to stop.
5) Witnesses, including the front seat passenger, cars parked behind DJ’s, and the bar owner of Finnegan’s, stated that DJ’s car was trying to stop before Hess opened fire on DJ’s car. Ballistic and forensic evidence prove that Aaron Hess opened fire on DJ’s car before being struck by the vehicle.
6) Witness from the scene verify that DJ was then dragged out of the car, handcuffed and left on the ground face down without CPR for 10-15 minutes.
7) Chief Alagno of the Mt. Pleasant police department stated that none of his officers were seriously injured and they all went home that night.
8) The same police departments that were involved in the taking of DJ’s life also investigated DJ’s death, collected evidence against themselves and took both the surveillance tapes and the hard drives from the business in the shopping area.
9) None of the dash cameras from either police departments’ vehicles were operable the night DJ was killing.
10) Also, DJ’s autopsy was performed without any representation from the Henry family despite being informed that the family would be sending someone.
11) DJ’s cell phone service provider confirmed two large data transfers were made on his phone after his death. The DA, Janet DiFiore, told the family his phone was only used to see whom it belonged to after took it out of DJ’s pocket while he laid on the ground handcuffed and bleeding to death.
12) DJ’s last words were him screaming “they shot me, they shot me” yet the police claim they didn’t know he was hurt as he bled out on the ground.
13) The medical examiner “leaked” unsubstantiated blood alcohol content, 4 days after DJ was killed after they told the Henry family the autopsy would take weeks. The BAC claimed to be .13 when in fact the autopsy states that there was no alcohol in DJ’s digestive track and system.
14) Witnesses including the bar owner of Finnegan’s stated that DJ did not drink the entire time he was out that night.
15) DJ’s friends and teammates tried to give him CPR and the police beat, tasered, and threatened the students with guns to their heads and chests and told they would be next.
16) The DA, Janet DiFiore, claims that she will release all tapes if asked. The Henry family has asked several times and the DA still refuses to release all tapes.
17) The grand jury decided not to indict Aaron Hess based off of whatever evidence the DA presented to them.
18) The Department of Justice announced they would be doing a full investigation into this case.
19) Since the tragic events of October 17, 2010, the Pleasantville Police Chief Chiarati has retired, the other officer who opened fire on DJ’s car, Officer Ronald Beckley has retired, and Finnegan’s Bar has closed. Aaron Hess was named “officer of the year” by his police union after killing DJ Henry and while currently being investigated by the Department of Justice.