For the first time since Danroy "DJ" Henry was shot to death by Officer Aaron Hess , the Henry family lawyer will have an opportunity to question the man who did the shooting.
Hess will be the first to give deposition for a .
"It’s a case I’ve spent a great deal of time and energy on and I think for good reason," Henry family attorney Michael Sussman said on a conference call with the media Friday afternoon. "And, it’s very, very important that we understand from his perspective what he did, and what he didn’t do, and why he did what he did."
DJ Henry, a football player at Pace University and graduate, was killed leaving a bar in New York when Hess shot him through his car windshield. While friends and family assert Hess stepped in front of the vehicle, Hess has previously that Henry's car was accelerating towards him.
A Grand Jury in Westchester County .
"Mr. Hess has never testified in any quasi-public forum before with regards to the allegations for this case, so we view this as a fairly important event," Sussman said. "His story was assembled by an attorney a number of months ago, but really that’s the only semblence of information we have directly from him other than some audios."
In addition to the civil lawsuit filed by the Henry family, seven peers of Danroy "DJ" Henry Hess, along with the case's associated municipalities and several local officials.
Hess' deposition will be made Tuesday at 10 a.m. at a Federal Court in White Plains and could take several days, Sussman said.
Sussman said the transcripts would be made available to the public within a few weeks. He had previously made available documents associated with an .
"We will make available when we get the transcripts so people will be able to see what this gentleman’s account is of what he did," Sussman said.