This past weekend, our community experienced an unspeakable tragedy. No community should ever be subjected to such unconscionable acts of horror, and as elected officials, we must hold ourselves and our government agencies to account to try to prevent future tragedies. While we cannot change the hurt, pain, and devastation that has wreaked havoc on the Brooklyn community, we can work to learn from what happened to bring answers to grieving families and the community. My prayers are with the victims and their families and I’d ask that you keep them in your thoughts as we navigate through this tragedy.
On Thursday, July 13th, the Baltimore City Council will be holding a public hearing to focus on the failures within our public safety infrastructure that betrayed our City at this year’s Brooklyn Day celebration. This is our priority as a community and as a City government.
I have spent my elected career working to improve the accountability and oversight of public safety in this City and I won’t stop now when we are so close to seeing real results for families and communities. My focus now is on supporting my Council colleagues and ensuring accountability from the BPD. I will be postponing my July 13th campaign event until Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 6-8PM at Maximón, at 200 International Dr.
Finally, if you have any information, camera footage or other relevant material relating to this horrific event, please contact the Baltimore City Police Department. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Metro Crime Stopper at 1-866-7LOCKUP. We must work together to bring justice to the victims affected by this cowardly act of violence. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.