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Police Chief in DJ Henry Shooting Faces Child Porn Charges

Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. Police Chief Brian Fanelli, a lieutenant at the time of the shooting, allegedly had over 100 child porn files at his home.

Danroy and Angella Henry. Photo Credit: Patrick Maguire. Patch file photo.
Danroy and Angella Henry. Photo Credit: Patrick Maguire. Patch file photo.
By Jeff Fish and Sarah Studly

The police chief investigating the fatal shooting of DJ Henry is now facing child porn charges, according to WCVB. Mt. Pleasant, N.Y. Police Chief Brian Fanelli was charged with possession of child pornography after investigators found 126 files on his home computers. 

Henry's parents said they already had questions about Fanelli's character and that these charges support their claims that he is untrustworthy.  They were surprised that Fanellie, who was a lieutenant at the time of the shooting, would never become police chief after being caught in several lies under oath. 

New details have emerged from a civil suit that according to testimony, Henry never tried to run anyone down; was only driving seven miles per hour when Officer Aaron Hess allegedly threw himself in front of the car an opened fire. 

Supporters of the Henry family have taken to a Facebook page titled "Justice for DJ Henry" to write about Fanelli's arrest.

Last year, The Henrys named Fanelli among the department officers who allegedly were involved in a cover-up following their son's death.

Other parties named in the Henry's civil suit include the Village of Pleasantville and its Police Department and Westchester County's Department of Public Safety.

If convicted on the child pornography charge, Fanelli faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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