Man acquitted in 2011 Mount Vernon slaying sues city, county, detectives for $61 million

Jonathan Bandler , Published 7:09 p.m. ET June 16, 2017 | Updated 3:04 p.m. ET June 23, 2017

“A man acquitted of murder last month in the Mount Vernon slaying of a bystander has filed a $61 million federal lawsuit alleging that detectives and prosecutors used unreliable witnesses to bring their case against him.

Rahsi McClean is suing Westchester County, Mount Vernon, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino and six current or former Mount Vernon detectives for false arrest, malicious prosecution and other alleged violations of his civil rights.

A Westchester County jury found McClean not guilty of all charges in the Aug. 8, 2011, killing of 27-year-old Gloria Nartey, who was walking home with groceries when she was shot in the back of the head when gunfire erupted on South 12th Avenue. She was working for PepsiCo as a flavor chemist and was engaged to marry a Bronx pastor.”


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