Officer Richard Hasteearned $88,614 in 2015 and has received $25,000 in raises since gunning down Ramarley Graham in 2012.
The parents of a New York teen who was killed by an NYPD police officer nearly four years ago are upset over the delayed trial and substantial raise of one of the officers involved in his death.
Before he was placed on modified duty, Haste earned $53,000 with $9,000 in overtime pay and $4,800 in miscellaneous pay. Today, the officer has an earned salary of $76,000 with $2,000 in overtime pay and $10,147 in “other pay.”
Haste, along with a number of other police officers, entered Graham’s Wakefield home without a warrant after allegedly watching him make a drug transaction. The officers claimed the teenager ran into the home to escape police, but surveillance cameras captured Graham walking calmly into his house and locking the door. Police kicked down the door and entered his bathroom as he was flushing marijuana down the toilet, they said.
Believing he was armed, Haste shot the 18-year-old in front of his grandmother and six-year-old brother. Graham was unarmed and no guns were found in the home.
No officers have been charged with Graham’s death, and the family received a settlement of $3.9 million earlier this year. Despite the settlement, the family says they aren’t any closer to finding justice for their son.