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Chamberlain To Speak At Mount Vernon Library Monday

Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. will talk at the Mount Vernon Library Monday night.
Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. will talk at the Mount Vernon Library Monday night. Photo Credit: Greg Maker

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. will mark the one-year anniversary of his father’s death Monday at the Mount Vernon Library, which will screen the documentary, “Every Mother’s Son.”

Chamberlain and one of the filmmakers, Tami Gold, will answer audience questions after the 6:30 p.m. screening in the library’s Grace Greene Baker Community Room.

The documentary profiles three New York mothers who lost a son to police violence and are now challenging the “militarization of law enforcement and the erosions of constitutional protections,” according to the PBS website.

On Nov. 19, 2011, Chamberlain lost his father, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. Chamberlain, 68, was shot by Officer Anthony Carelli after police responded to a medical alert from Life Aid that Chamberlain accidentally triggered that morning. During an hourlong standoff at his apartment, Chamberlain refused to open his door to allow police to verify his condition.

Chamberlain family lawyers have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of White Plains, its police department and housing authority, and are pursuing criminal charges against the officers involved through the U.S. attorney's office.

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