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Prosecutor Closes Civil Rights Probe of Police Shooting of Mentally Ill Black Veteran

Kenneth Chamberlain, 68, was shot and killed at his apartment in November 2011

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    No Charges for Police Shooting of Marine

    A grand jury has decided not to bring charges against police officers who shot an elderly Marine inside his apartment, while White Plains police released the phone call recordings and police video in the dramatic lead-up to the shooting of Kenneth Chamberlain. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Friday, May 4, 2012)

    A civil rights probe into the death of a mentally ill black man who accidentally set off his emergency medical alert device and was fatally shot by a white suburban New York police officer who responded has been closed without charges.

    Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement Thursday there was insufficient evidence for criminal charges in the shooting of Kenneth Chamberlain.

    The 68-year-old Chamberlain died after his November 2011 encounter with officers from the White Plains Police Department. His family says the shooting was racially motivated.

    Kim's office opened an investigation after a state grand jury decided not to indict the officers involved.

    Raw: Cops Break Down Retired Marine's Door

    [NY] Police Break Down Retired Marine's Door
    This raw video shows White Plains police breaking down the door of Marine Corps veteran and retired corrections officer Kenneth Chamberlain when they tried to get him out of his apartment before he was shot and killed by an officer. The Westchester County district attorney said Thursday that a grand jury had declined to charge police in the case.
    (Published Friday, May 4, 2012)

    Kim notes in November 2016 a federal jury rejected claims brought by Chamberlain's family against White Plains and the officer who shot Chamberlain.

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