WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The police officer who killed a college football player during a disturbance outside a New York bar is suing a liquor store for allegedly helping the student get drunk.

A lawyer for Pleasantville Officer Aaron Hess says Danroy Henry Jr.’s Oct. 17 death would not have happened if Henry had been sober.

The lawsuit filed last week says the liquor store is liable for the injuries Hess suffered when Henry’s car hit him.

An autopsy found the Easton, Mass., student’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit.

A grand jury cleared Hess of wrongdoing.

The lawsuit says Henry, who was under the drinking age, bought liquor before going to the bar and did not drink at the bar.

Hess has acknowledged shooting Henry to stop the car.

A call to the liquor store was not answered.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (8)
  1. alan says:

    This officer’s latest action demonstrates the type of person he truly is and it makes one wonder about his integrity in past actions. Just my opinion!

  2. Andrew says:

    Unbelievable. This officer is putting blame on someone else. Maybe he shouldn’t have fired his weapon.

  3. blackbear1 says:

    Maybe the underage kid, who was drinking in the early am hours, refused to stop and had the officer on the hood of the car shouldn’t have done what he did. Have you ever faced a large crowd of college kids who have been drinking. Try it. Unbelievable!!

  4. excaliber says:

    how did they find the liquor store who sold him the alcohol?

  5. Disgusted says:

    Really? That is just another way for those cops to pass the blame from themselves. If I remember his BA level was just barely barely over the limit. He wasn’t drunk. I love how they make it sound like he was falling down hammered if his BA was .09 instead of .08 .

    It’s wrong that common sense has no part in criminal proceedings. If it did, then common sense tells you that this guy didn’t need to react the way he did and empty multiple rounds thru the windshield. It also tells me that just because his BA was barely over the “legal” limit it doesn’t mean he was drunk and I guarantee he wasn’t.

    Common sense also tells me that his union attorneys were furiously digging for something to pass the blame from the officer to the victim and this is the best they can come up with. It’s a disgrace

    1. Joe says:

      Also, from all accounts, this kid seemed like a really good kid with a bright future. If this was the worst thing this kid did in his youth then he was doing better than I was at his age. People who support the cop should look in the mirror and remember their youth.

  6. Rick M says:

    Perhaps if the cops tried to treat people civilly and not demand and poke and prod everyone as if the own the plucking world and people were cattle Of all people they “the cops” should know not to provoke a drunk kid, you calm the situation , you don’t escalate it because your having a boring night , Perhaps if they treated people with respect they would get it in return . It is clear to me this cop shot this kid before he was run over how else could a cop that has been hit by a car and had a so called hyper extended knee pull his weapon while sliding around on a hood of a car and have such tight grouping shot pattern. It is clear to me this officer shot this kid before he was run over and that “the cop getting run over” was so due to a muscle reaction by DJ from being shot in the head It is plain to see this. Where are the lasers following the patters of the bullets on this case , wheres the gun powder on the windshield if he was as close as he said he was? Where are the C.S.I. guys, all making movies?.

    1. Rick M says:

      * As if people were cattle”

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