Rolling over in bed, during a nap, the 68 year old ex-Marine accidentally triggered his LifeAid alert necklace. He had a heart condition. He was jolted awake by the sound of loud banging. It was the police at his front door. Despite telling them that he didn’t need any help, they refused to leave and insisted on going inside. He called LifeAid and begged them to help him because he feared that the police would break down his door, enter his home and kill him. “Help me!” he begged the operator. Minutes later, he was tasered and then fatally shot.
This is based on the true, heartbreaking story of Kenneth Chamberlain. After his LifeAid medical alert necklace was inadvertently triggered, police came to Chamberlain’s home and demanded that he open his front door. Despite his objections and statements that he did not need help, the police broke down his door, tasered and then fatally shot him.