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Jonathan Maldonado – He Will Be Remembered This Sunday, Nov 29th

On Sunday, November 29th at 5pm, the family of Jonathan Maldonado are asking all to join them for a candlelight prayer vigil in memory of Jonathan at 210 Central Park Ave Hartsdale NY. Jonathan died at the hands of Greenburgh Police, Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

Nancy Khader-Maldonado broke her silence and exclusively talks to Black Westchester, Sunday, June 8, 2020 about the killing of her son, Jonathan by members of the Greenburgh Police Department. Exactly one month to the day after that attorneys for the Town of Greenburgh filed a motion asking the judge in the case to prohibit Nancy Khader-Maldonado for making further statements – they considered prejudicial – to the media. They attempted to get a gag order on the mother who loss her son at the hands of the police, which the judge denied.

The judge denied their motion to gag me,” Mrs. Khader-Maldondo shared with Black Westchester. “I will not be silenced. My fight continues. Please join us Sunday, November 29th for a candlelight prayer vigil in memory of Jonathan, 5pm at 210 Central Park Ave Hartsdale NY.”

On Nov. 29, 2017, he went to Best Buy on Central Park Avenue in Hartsdale. When he left, store employees chased him on suspicion he had taken a cell phone and surrounded him at nearby Webb Field, where he put four glassine packets in his mouth.

Greenburgh Police Officer Richard Maguire was the first officer to arrive and when told Maldonado put drugs in his mouth, he grabbed Maldonado from behind, put him face down on the ground and sat on his back as he tried to handcuff him and get him to spit out the drugs.

Detective Sean Freeman who is also a paramedic, then arrived, followed by Officer Jean-Paul Lara, and when they too couldn’t handcuff Maldonado, Lara twice used a Taser to subdue him. But he was soon unresponsive and two doses of Narcan and resuscitation efforts over the next hour by Freeman, ambulance personnel and White Plains Hospital staff were unsuccessful. Police allege that a cell phone from the store was recovered from Maldonado.

The New York State Attorney General’s Office has concluded that no charges are warranted against Greenburgh police officers in the 2017 death of a Jonathan Maldonado, reported lohud. The report, released Monday, October 14, 2019, found that criminal charges against the officers were not warranted in the death of Jonathan Maldonado, the 21-year-old nephew of Yonkers City Council President Mike Khader.  

Come out and join the family as they continue their fight for justice for Jonathan.

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AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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