No charges against New Rochelle officer in fatal shooting

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WHITE PLAINS – A Westchester County grand jury has opted not to press charges against a New Rochelle Police officer who shot and killed a 24-year-old New Rochelle man on June 5.

The victim, Kamal Flowers, fled from police and when finally stopped, pulled a gun on officers. That is when Officer Alec McKenna opened fire, killing Flowers.

District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. said the grand jury voted a no-true-bill, meaning it found insufficient evidence to charge the officer.

The investigation into the shooting was conducted jointly by four agencies.

Scarpino’s office handled the case after the State Attorney General’s Office declined to take the investigation since Flowers was armed at the time of the shooting and therefore fell outside the jurisdiction of her office under a state executive order.