The lawsuit blames White Plains and eight members of its police department for excessive force, wrongful death and more in the November death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr (pictured).
Watch Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.’s case here:
Police went to Chamberlain’s apartment in response to a medical alert signal. Family members say Chamberlain told officers he was OK, but police insisted on seeing him and forced their way in.
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Police say Chamberlain came at them with a hatchet and a knife. He was hit with a stun gun, beanbags, and finally gunshots. One officer uttered a racial epithet.
A grand jury found no crime had been committed.
A call to the mayor’s office Monday was not immediately returned.