Minority groups call for reform after Pace student's death

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Some minority law enforcement groups are demanding reform after the fatal police-involved shooting of 20-year-old Danroy Henry.

According to Anthony Mitchell, head of the National Black Police Association's Westchester chapter, the Pace University athlete was the third African-American to be shot and killed by a Westchester police officer in the last two years.

In Jan. 2008, off-duty Mount Vernon Police Officer Christopher Ridley tried to break up a street fight in White Plains, but was mistaken for a suspect and shot to death by county police.

After Ridley's death, a commission was formed to train local officers on the use of force, but Mitchell says the training is only a recommendation and the county can't force other municipalities to participate.

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