After Weekend of Violence, Mayor Scott and Commissioner Harrison Pledge to Hold Offenders Accountable – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – After a weekend of “shameless, despicable acts” of violence, Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison pledged to hold the perpetrators accountable and demand The people of Baltimore offer their full support to curb violent crime.

In a joint statement, officials said there were six homicides, seven non-lethal shootings and 25 robberies between Friday and Sunday.

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During that same period, there were 84 arrests, including 10 for handguns, 4 robberies and 3 car robberies. Officials said 64 subpoenas were also issued.

Scott said: “Baltimore, we have to be better. “The level of senseless violence happening across our city is getting worse. I met with police leadership Monday night to ensure that we continue to focus and make a more coordinated effort on those who continue to commit acts of violence in our city to reduce crime. violence. ”

The mayor said the city will continue to work with local, state and federal law enforcement to fight crime. But both he and the commissioner called on the people of Baltimore to work to curb the violence.

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“All of us, every person in Baltimore, will have to roll up our sleeves in this fight to curb the current cycle of violence and reduce sustained violence across our city,” said Scott.

“Violence must end, and we need everyone’s support to achieve sustained reductions in violence in our city,” Harrison said.

Shantay Jackson, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Interactions, said the city will continue to implement Scott’s violence reduction strategy “with a focus on accountability and trauma-solving.” that every shooting has consequences.”

Anyone with information about the incidents from this weekend is asked to call the Baltimore Police Department homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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