Attorneys Conference Nine Pending Henry Lawsuits

Judge gives parties eight months before next conference date.

Attorneys in the nine lawsuits pending as a result of the of student Danroy "DJ" Henry on Oct. 17, 2010, met in U.S. District Court this morning.

Judge Kenneth Karas is overseeing the case and met with the parties in White Plains to conference the matters.

Most recently, several of Henry's peers—including those the morning of his death (charges were later dismissed)— the county, Village of Pleasantville Town of Mount Pleasant and related individual law enforcement officers for police brutality.

Yves Delpeche, Joseph Garcia and Desmond Hinds, are each suing—through their attorney Bonita Zelman—Westchester County, the Town of Mount Pleasant, the Village of Pleasantville, Westchester County Public Safety Commissioner George Longworth, former Pleasantville Police Chief Anthony Chiarlitti, Mount Pleasant Police Chief Louis Alagno, Pleasantville Police Officer Aaron Hess, Mount Pleasant Police Officers Ronald Beckley and Ronald Gagnon and Mount Pleasant Detectives Marco Mendoza and Martin Greenberg.

Joseph Romanick's lawsuit names all of the above defendants, as well as George Winsman.

Daniel Parker's lawsuit names Westchester County, the Village of Pleasantville, Town of Mount Pleasant, Longworth, Chiarlitti, Alagno, Hess, Beckley, Gagnon, Brian Bosan and Russell Lowenstein.

Brandon Cox, who was sitting in the passenger's seat of the vehicle when Henry was shot, was also injured during the incident and is suing the Village of Pleasantville, Town of Mount Pleasant, Hess, Beckley and Gagnon.

Martin LaRoche is suing Pleasantville, Mount Pleasant, Chiarlitti, Longworth, Westchester County, Alagno, Hess, Beckley and Gagnon.

Rebecca Gallo has also filed a civil rights lawsuit against Mount Pleasant, Longworth, Chiarlitti, Hess, Beckley and Gagnon.

During , the friends of Henry filing the lawsuits said they felt their civil rights were violated by officers at the scene outside the now defunct Thornwood bar Finnegan's last October and are seeking reform in the way area police officers are taught to use force.

Henry's mother Angella Henry, of Easton, MA, is named as the plaintiff shooting Pleasantville Police Officer Aaron Hess and the Village of Pleasantville. When the Henry family initially filed a $120 million notice of claim in January against the village, the lawsuit also targeted Mount Pleasant. That has since changed.

According to LoHud.com, all parties are due back in court on July 13.


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