“What happened to Deborah Danner was an outrage. Today’s announcement that the police officer involved in Ms. Danner’s fatal shooting will face charges is a positive first step towards addressing an issue that has been long neglected, and that is how to deal with our mentally ill residents in volatile situations. Clearly, there were options available to Sgt. Barry which he failed to implement, and his conduct in this case is by no means a reflection on the great work of the New York City Police Department and its dedicated members.

“My office has the utmost confidence in District Attorney Darcel D. Clark and her staff, and will continue to monitor this case as it moves forward. We once again offer our condolences to Ms. Danner’s family during this difficult time,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.