Thursday, March 29, 2012
Killed at Home: White Plains, NY Police Called Out on Medical Alert Shoot Veteran
As the Trayvon Martin case draws national attention, we look at another fatal shooting of an African-American male that has received far less scrutiny. Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., a 68-year-old African-American Marine veteran, was fatally shot in November by
, police who responded to a false alarm
from his medical alert pendant. The officers broke down Chamberlain’s door,
tasered him, and then shot him dead. White Plains, NY
Audio of the entire incident was recorded by the medical alert device in Chamberlain’s apartment. We’re joined by family attorneys and Chamberlain’s son, Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr., who struggles through tears to recount his father’s final moments, including the way police officers mocked his father’s past as a marine. "For them to look at my father that way, (with) no regard for his life, every morning I think about it," he says.