Damn shame how they did this man.
No Indictment In White Plains Police Killing Of Kenneth Chamberlain
No criminal charges will be filed in the fatal police shooting of a 68-year-old ex-Marine killed in his White Plains apartment.
A grand jury found no reasonable cause to vote for an indictment in the Nov. 16 killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.
“We did everything we could and should do to put before that grand jury every piece of relevant and admissible evidence,” DiFiore told reporters on Thursday.
The incident started when Chamberlain’s medical alert pendant accidentally went off and police went to his apartment.
Family members say Chamberlain told officers he was OK, but they insisted on seeing him. Police took the door off and, they said, Chamberlain came at them with a hatchet and knife.
But Randolph McLaughlin, the lawyer for Chamberlain’s family, said White Plains Officer Steven Hart allegedly shouted the “N-word” before he was shot twice by Officer Anthony Carelli and died.
DiFiore said the police department assured her it will order a “top to bottom” review over the use of the epithet, as well as its policies on the use of force regarding emotionally disturbed individuals. She said uttering the epithet was not deemed criminal.
“The use of a racial epithet in any context is offensive to the dignity of all of us,” she said, adding that when it is used by a police officer “it’s intolerable.”
Both officers have civil cases pending against them. Police have said that the deadly force was justified.
Black life clearly ain’t worth a damn in White Plains. Crooked azz one-time can kill at will.
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