Skip to comments.Feds to review shooting death of ailing veteran in New York
Posted on 05/04/2012 5:13:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
New York (CNN) -- Federal prosecutors will investigate the case of a white police officer who shot and killed an ailing 68-year-old black veteran in his own apartment, a spokeswoman said Friday.
"Consistent with our office's practices in cases of this kind, we will review all of the available evidence with respect to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain, including the evidence collected during the state's investigation, to determine whether there were any violations of the federal criminal civil rights laws," said Ellen Davis, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
She spoke one day after a New York grand jury declined to indict Anthony Carelli, the officer who fired the fatal shots.
The officer's attorney, Andrew Quinn, released a written statement after news of the federal review broke.
"We remain confident that the Office of the United States Attorney will conduct a thorough, unbiased and complete investigation and will undoubtedly reach the same conclusion as the Westchester County Grand Jury: that Officer Carelli's actions, while tragic in result, were necessary to save the life of his fellow officer," he said.
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Other than the Officer being white and the suspect black, something else had to prompt this Federal investigation.....
I smell race pimps looking for a new Travon.....
Gee right in Sharpton’s back door, and where is he? Down in Florida race baiting.
The most racist administration since the Civil War.
I smell an old veteran who just wanted to be left alone. They never just leave people alone.
I live in Yonkers, the city just north of NYC and P in ten minutes away. The cops in Yonkers, WP , etc are out of control And very abusive.
I know cops who have multiple brutality lawsuits going, etc.
This story has been locally playing big. It’s not cut and dry and I feel bad for a vet dying like this.
Did they kill his dog too?
AS I read it,once the authorities are called by any one,they insist on taking charge and will not allow anyone to resist their “help”.
So an old sick man is MURDERED by the very people he’s supposed to depend on for protection as New Yorkers aren’t allowed guns by Mayor Dictator Bloomberg.
The cop should be fired,prosecuted, and all those who had any hand in official police training that would encourage or dictate unwanted forced entry in such situations also fired.
They murdered that old man. The cops were after a drug dealer that lived in the same house.
Nix that. I was thinking of a different case.