Slain player's kin: NY police account misleading

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- The family of a New York college student killed by a policeman says the first official account of the shooting was purposely misleading.

Their lawyer says a press release issued the day after the 2010 shooting of Danroy Henry Jr. was tailored to protect police officers and served as a faulty "script" for the investigation.

The release was issued by the Mount Pleasant police chief. The Associated Press left messages for him and his attorney.

Henry was a 20-year-old Pace University student from Easton, Mass. He was driving away from a disturbance outside a suburban Thornwood, N.Y., bar in October 2010.

The officer who shot him said Henry was driving toward him and wouldn't stop.

That officer was cleared by a grand jury but is among several officers and jurisdictions being sued.