Delrawn Small
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The off-duty New York City police officer who shot and killed Delrawn Small on July 4 in the city's Brooklyn borough after an altercation sparked by road rage has been charged with second-degree murder, the New York Post reports.

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Wayne Isaacs is also facing charges of first-degree manslaughter after being indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury, following a probe by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

As the Post notes, Isaacs, who is black, is the first officer to be charged by Schneiderman since he was appointed special prosecutor for all police killings of civilians by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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It was originally believed that Isaacs shot Small after a confrontation in which Small supposedly repeatedly punched Isaacs in the head. However, surveillance footage proved that claim false; it showed Isaacs shooting Small almost instantly.

Read more at the New York Post