NYPD officer pleads not guilty to shooting unarmed Rockland man

A NYPD officer has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the slaying of an unarmed motorist from Rockland County in a road-rage incident. Police

Police say Delrawn Small, 46, of Spring Valley, was fatally shot in East New York on July 4 by off-duty cop Wayne Isaacs.

Police say Delrawn Small, 46, of Spring Valley, was fatally shot in East New York on July 4 by off-duty cop Wayne Isaacs. (9/28/16)

SPRING VALLEY - A NYPD officer has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the slaying of an unarmed motorist from Rockland County in a road-rage incident.

Police say Delrawn Small, 46, of Spring Valley, was fatally shot in East New York on July 4 by off-duty cop Wayne Isaacs.

Isaacs entered the plea on Tuesday before a Brooklyn judge set his bail at $500,000. His attorney, Stephen Worth, says his client expects to be exonerated.

Investigators say Isaacs was behind the wheel of his car on July 4 when he and Small got into the fatal traffic dispute.

Small, a father of three, got out of his car and confronted the officer. The officer responded by shooting him through the driver's side window.

Police says Isaacs claimed that Small tried to assault him. But a security video called his account into question.

It is the first time a case will be prosecuted by the New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman instead of the Kings County District Attorney, due to an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to have a special prosecutor handle cases involving police officers and unarmed civilians.

Small’s family is suing the city for $25 million.

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