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Brooklyn Protesters Demand Vigorous Prosecution of NYPD Officer

HeadlineAug 07, 2001

In New York, about 1,000 Brooklyn residents marched on their local police station last night demanding a vigorous prosecution of a police officer who’s been charged with drunken driving and killing a family with his minivan, as court documents said the officer had run a red light just before the accident. The man whose wife and two children died in the accident, Manuel Herrera, stood before a crowd protesting outside the station house and said, “All I want is justice. I don’t want him walking on the streets. I don’t have any life since my family was taken away. They were all I had.” Officer Joseph Gray was released without bail Sunday after he was charged with multiple counts of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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