Newburgh City Police chief offers to meet with family members of people fatally shot by officers

(photo: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

NEWBURGH – Police Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor Tuesday extended an invitation to meet with anyone related to anyone who has been shot and killed by a member of the Newburgh police department. 

In the past 40 years, there have been three police-involved shootings that have resulted in a death. 

“There may be families who have unanswered questions about these events, and in an effort towards openness and transparency it may be time to have a dialogue,” Amthor said. “Presently, there is a false narrative being spread that portrays an untrue impression regarding police-involved shootings in Newburgh.”

He said the police-involved shooting that occurred this year cannot be discussed because it is a pending case. 

Anyone wishing to contact the chief regarding police-involved shootings may do so at 845-561-3131.

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