Family of Michael Lembhard holds rally to honor his memory

The family of Michael Lembhard held a rally Monday night on what would have been his 23rd birthday. Lembhard was shot and killed by police

NEWBURGH - The family of Michael Lembhard held a rally Monday night on what would have been his 23rd birthday. Lembhard was shot and killed by police back in March. Family members say they are celebrating Michael's life today. They invited the community to join them in remembering the young father. The officers who gunned Lembhard down say that he lunged at them with a knife as they were trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant. A grand jury cleared the officers in the shooting. To watch extended footage from the rally preparations, watch News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. Family and friends remember slain Newburgh manLembhard protesters derail Newburgh City Council meetingTensions rise between Lembhard family, community, police

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