White Plains man killed in police-involved shooting, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., remembered 2 years later

Chamberlain was shot and killed in his White Plains apartment by police.

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WHITE PLAINS - A somber ceremony was held last night to mark the second anniversary of the shooting death of a Marine veteran by police.

Dozens braved the chilly temperatures to hold a vigil for Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., who was shot and killed in his apartment by White Plains police.

Police say Chamberlain came at them with a knife while they were responding after his medical alert pendant was accidentally activated.

Although one officer was fired for allegedly using a racial slur against Chamberlain, the officers who actually shot and killed him were cleared of any wrongdoing.

Chamberlain's son continues to call for better police training, and more accountability. "I understand that it's not about position, it's about purpose, and I'm out here, and I want to make sure we don't have another Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.," says Kenneth Chamberlain Jr.

The Chamberlain family is awaiting a decision on the $21 million civil suit they have filed against the city of White Plains and the officers who responded to Chamberlain's home.

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