Irvington demonstrators demand policy changes in wake of Tyre Nichols's death

The gathering was one of many across the country calling for police reform after the release of bodycam footage showing the violent beating of the 29-year-old.

News 12 Staff

Jan 29, 2023, 9:16 PM

Updated 480 days ago


Protesters rallied against police brutality Sunday in the Village of Irvington following the beating death of Tyre Nichols.  
The gathering was one of many across the country that called for police reform after the release of bodycam footage that shows the violent beating of the 29-year-old.  
Black Lives Matter activist Kelli Scott organized the protest with the hope to raise awareness and inspiring change.  
“Today we protest but we also demand change at a policy level. We're still looking at the George Floyd Policing Act that has not yet been passed. Those types of policy changes. It's only then that we're really going to see significant change,” she said.  
One of the demonstrators, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. said he took the time to remember his father who was shot to the death by White Plains Police. According to Chamberlain, the incident began as a medical alert response after his elderly father accidentally activated his medical device. 
According to Chamberlain Jr., his father was then killed by officers who said he lunged at them with a knife.  
"My father was killed 11 years ago.  I've been saying, yes, race is an issue when it comes to policing, but it is an institutional and systemic issue that you have to address,” Chamberlain Jr.  said.
Many at the rally shared their hopes to end to racial profiling, racism and police brutality.  

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