The Westchester Coalition of Police Reform (WCPR) hosted a vigil Friday night, in front of the White Plains Public Safety Building located at 77 So. Lexington Avenue in White Plains to commemorate the 10 years since the tragic shooting and death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. Mr. Chamberlain who was 68-years-old was shot to death by White Plains police officers responding to a 911 call triggered by the accidental activation of his medical alert device. The police persisted, despite his statement that he was okay. After an one-hour standoff, members of the White Plains Police Department, broke down his door, bean bagged, tasered him, and shot him dead, Saturday, November 19, 2011.
The vigil was co-sponsored by the Westchester Coalition For Police Reform (WCPR), Blacks in Law Enforcement of America (BLEA), Westchester Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute for Nonviolence, New York Civil Liberties Union – Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, Mount Calvary CME ‘The Promise Church, Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation and Memorial United Method Church.
Also on on the 10th anniversary of his death, The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain – The Movie premiered on HBO Max! For the past decade, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. and the Chamberlain family have been pursuing accountability for the death of their father, not only for themselves, but to also make sure no family has to ever experience what they’ve gone through for the past decade.