New Rochelle Calls on Cuomo to Appoint Tish James as Special Prosecutor in Shooting Death of Black Man by White Police Officer

Written By: Robert Cox

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Every member of the New Rochelle City Council signed a letter Thursday addressed to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo requesting he appoint New York State Attorney General Letitia James to oversee the investigation of the police-involved shooting of Kamal Flowers on June 5th.

Flowers, a 24-year old black man, was shot twice and killed by New Rochelle Police Officer Alec McKenna, a 5-year veteran of the department on June 5th.

The letter was supported by the State Senators and Assembly members representing New Rochelle.

The City Council called the investigation into Flower’s death a “matter of intense concern to the entire community” and the appointment of James’s “vital” so people have the “fullest confidence in the investigation’s conduct and conclusions…best achieved by the appointment of the Attorney General as Special Prosecutor.”

The letter, dated June 18, was signed by New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and City Council Members Martha Lopez-Hanratty, Albert Tarantino, Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Ivar Hyden, Sara Kaye and Liz Fried.

A second letter, echoing and supporting the City Council letter, was sent by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator Shelley Mayer and Assembly Members Amy Paulin and Steve Otis.

The New Rochelle delegation said the appointment of the Attorney General as Special Prosecutor was “fully consistent with Chapter 95 of the Laws of 2020” which “provides for the Appointment of the Attorney General in cases when a death of a person is caused by an act or omission of a police officer.”

The family of Kamal Flowers, their attorney, and the New Rochelle Branch of the NAACP are supporting a written petition calling on the Governor to appoint the Attorney General as Special Prosecutor.

The Next Step Forward Initiative which has organized local rallies and marches has an online petition which had thousands of names.

Justice For Kamal Flowers

3 thoughts on “New Rochelle Calls on Cuomo to Appoint Tish James as Special Prosecutor in Shooting Death of Black Man by White Police Officer”

  1. I’m glad to see that this investigation has not been swept under the RUG SO FAR. The last name of the Killer sound as if there is a relative on the Police Force Already.

  2. Law and Order is under assault by anti American socialist around this country. NYS politicians are cowards that are not respected by the people. They release hardened criminals from prison, strip honest citizens of our constitutional rights, belittle our police officers, mandate nursing homes to put Covid-19 sick people into nursing home and kill thousands of our beloved elderly unnecessarily, I can go on and on with lists of their lunacy!
    A hardened criminal pulls an illegal gun on a police officer, attempts to kill this police officer. Thank God the police officer was able to shoot this perpetrator and end this deadly threat. Good people know the difference of right and wrong, of good and evil.
    The looser politicians who signed this letter have chosen to side with evil and in doing so have forever tarnished their personal reputations with their abandonment of the rule of law.
    However the good citizens of New Rochelle rest assured this pathetic ideology of socialism communism and globalism is dying and thats why they act so crazy. Spread the word, raise your moral voice because America is worth fighting for and they will not win this fight !

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