White Plains police shooting enrages community
Family and friends of a White Plains man who was shot to death two weeks ago by a police officer are demanding answers.
Tony Watts is still angry about the shooting death of his friend's father, 68-year-old Kenneth Chamberlain. Last month, the former Marine and retired county corrections officer was gunned down by a White Plains police officer in his apartment at a public housing complex on South Lexington Avenue.
Police say they responded to Chamberlain's apartment after getting a report that his life alert alarm had gone off. They say Chamberlain was "emotionally disturbed" when they arrived and came at them with a butcher knife, ignoring orders to stop.
A group of community members, including Kenneth Chamberlain's pastor, reportedly will meet with police next week to discuss the shooting.