Former Marine Kenneth Chamberlain, shot and killed by White Plains Police inside his own apartment
This weekend, the Nation awaits the Ferguson Missouri Grand Jury Decision, that will soon come, BUT besides the Eric Garner case in Staten Island which District Attorney Dan Donovan has before a Staten Island Grand Jury, there is also another local case that has not received as much attention. It happened in Westchester County New York, and It’s eerily similar to Eleanor Bumpurs.
Bumpurs was the African American woman
who was shot and killed on October 29, 1984 by New York City police. The police were present to enforce a city ordered eviction of Bumpurs from her Bronx apartment. (She was four months behind on her monthly rent of $98.65) In requesting NYPD assistance, housing authority workers told police that Bumpurs was emotionally disturbed, had threatened to throw boiling lye, and was using a knife to resist eviction. When Bumpurs refused to open the door, police broke in. In the struggle to subdue her, one officer shot Bumpurs twice with a 12-gauge shotgun.
The Westchester County case involves Kenneth Chamberlain, a former Marine, and retired Corrections Department Official. It happened three years ago
, and Chamberlain, 68 at the time was killed by White Plains police in his own apartment. The Grand Jury voted to not indict.
One of the officers was caught on a medic alert recording, using the *N* word against Chamberlain and initially denied it. This is the report we did on FiOS News 1/RNN-TV. You can click here
to see the latest on Missouri and hear our conversation with Chamberlain’s son. Kenneth Chamberlain Jr broke down in tears at the Candlelight Vigil that was held just days ago outside the White Plains NY Police Department.