A 68 year old black Marine veteran was shot and killed in his own home in White Plains, NY after police responded to a “medical emergency” call when the man accidentally activated his medical assistance pendant device.
In the middle of the night, police banged on his door until he was roused from sleep, demanded entry, when he refused (because he was not ill) they broke down the door, tasered him, then inexplicably shot him.
The official police story is that he came at them with a hatchet, then that was amended to a knife. Within hours they were reporting this as a justified shooting.
This occurred last November, a grand jury is just now being empaneled to investigate this shooting and the name of the officer (and his duty status) has never been released to the public.
The entire encounter was recorded by the medical pendant company, and there is video from the taser. White Plains, NY police are going to have a lot of explaining to do when this gets before a jury.