Monday, December 20, 2010


     The Brockton City Finance Committee will meet at Brockton City hall and on the agenda will be a resolution for Danroy Henry sponsored by City Councilor-at-Large Jass Stewart. The resolution calls for the federal government to step in and take over the investigation into Danroy Henry's death. Danroy Henry a Pace University student and Easton resident has relatives that live in Brockton was fatally shot by police in a New York. The resolve was moved to the finance committee because all of the City Councilors sit on that board and not because of financial costs.
     The town of Easton  passed a similar resolution last week that calls on the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting. The resolutions are not binding at the state or federal level but show support for an independent probe. Whether it passes or not no body can say if it will influence the Justice Department into taking on the case. Many people in Brockton feel this is a catch-22 resolution and if the City Council vote's against it they could be seen as cold and insensitive to the family and if they vote for it then a precedent could be set in Brockton for any case that happens in the world in which people have ties to the city. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and is expected to be crowded.