Professor McLaughlin comments on shootings by municipal police officers
A reporter for “The Journal News” quoted Professor Randolph McLaughlin in an article about police tactics. Citing several cases where officers drew their guns and killed citizens, the piece includes the case involving the White Plains police and Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr. Professor McLaughlin, who is also a civil rights attorney, represents the Chamberlain family in a civil lawsuit.
“You don’t enter into an unknown house where you don’t know who’s present, you don’t know who the perpetrator is, you don’t know whether there’s anyone inside the house and there’s a significant risk that you may accidentally kill someone, as happened here,” Professor McLaughlin is quoted as saying. “It was a poorly executed strategy.”
The article can be read here