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Accountability for lack of preparation for Brooklyn Day must extend beyond police

July 19, 2023
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There’s no question that the Baltimore Police Department failed to prepare for the Brooklyn Day festival, an oversight that may have enabled the early morning mass shooting at the Brooklyn Homes public housing complex July 2 that killed two young people and wounded 28 others. Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley has admitted as much: Police should have known about the long-held, annual event in advance, he said, in response to heated questioning from the City Councils’ Public Safety and Government Operations committee last week, and once the party was discovered, officers should have better mobilized to monitor the situation.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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