Jay-Z, Rihanna, and more have banded together to demand justice for Danroy “DJ” Henry — an unarmed Black student at Pace University who was shot and killed by a white cop in 2010.
According to Page Six, the letter was sent to U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday and insists that the case be reopened due to possible police misconduct.
“The facts support this request, the law all but requires it, and justice — it demands it,” the letter reads.
It also urges the Department of Justice to investigate if a pattern of discrimination on behalf of the officer ultimately led to the 20-year-old’s untimely death.
“If it did — deliver the justice that restores this young man’s name and reputation, while giving hope to other young black men who are just like him and desperate for change,” the missive states.
In addition to signatures from Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Pharrell Williams, Charlize Theron, Taraji Henson, Odell Beckham Jr., Michael Williams, Kerry Washington, Mary J. Blige and Gabrielle Union also attached their name to the request.
Henry’s father, Danroy Henry Sr., expressed that the family was appreciative of the A-list support. He said, “We appreciate that they’re sort of leaning into the moment and that they’re willing to stand behind us on this really important matter.”
By Danielle Long
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