WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Graphic autopsy photos of a man shot and killed by White Plains police will be allowed to stay on Facebook, following a ruling by a federal judge on Friday, according to lohud.com.
Defense attorneys had asked the photos to be taken down from the Facebook page of Kenneth Chamberlain Jr., whose father, a retired corrections officer, was killed on Nov. 19, 2011, by White Plains police, said lohud.com.
Chamberlin posted the photos just days before a hearing on the admissibility of evidence, including the photos, in the family's $21 million lawsuit against the city and the officer involved, added lohud.com.
U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel said the First Amendment allows for the posting but cautioned that they might make it harder to seat a jury and hinder the family's case, said lohud.com.
In addition to the photos, Chamberlain Jr. also described the wounds from the Taser and beanbag his father Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., 68, suffered when he was shot, added lohud.com.
On his Facebook page , Chamberlin Jr. said: "Just as Emmitt Tills mother insisted on a public funeral service with an open casket to show the world the brutality of the killing I have decided to show the world just what these officers did to my father a 68 year old man with a heart condition."
Another hearing is scheduled for Monday. The trial is set to begin Monday, Nov. 7, said lohud.com.