Statement from Mayor Tom Roach regarding the verdict in the Chamberlain Case
“This case was decided in a court of law, which is the appropriate forum for the issues raised. I would like to thank the jury for their work and their commitment. We must not forget that in addition to the matter of law decided today, there are still people experiencing the loss of a beloved family member. This is why I would like to express again my sincere condolences to the Chamberlain family.
The officers of the White Plains Police Department are well trained professionals who are committed to protecting the public, often under difficult conditions requiring split second decisions. I commend them for their willingness to put themselves into difficult situations every day and I would remind everyone that this case has been reviewed by the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, a grand jury, and the US Attorney’s office.
We must, all of us, now work toward healing by asking ourselves how we can continue to make positive change going forward. That will be my focus and I hope the focus of everyone in our City.”