ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott met with Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday morning to debate methods to scale back violent crime within the metropolis.
Information cameras weren’t allowed contained in the assembly, however afterward Scott’s issued the next assertion:
“Mayor Scott and Commissioner Harrison have labored collectively over the previous few months on constructing a safer Baltimore. Right this moment, they met with Governor Hogan to achieve his partnership on this effort and elevate tactical areas the place coordination with state companies could be helpful. The assembly was productive. Mayor Scott offered a number of speedy steps Governor Hogan might take to scale back violence that concentrate on violent repeat offenders, strengthen collaboration throughout regulation enforcement companies, and reduce unessential burdens on Baltimore Law enforcement officials to allow extra time to combat crime. No funding requests have been made by Mayor Scott or Commissioner Harrison. Curing the violence epidemic in Baltimore requires broad coordination and dedication from metropolis, state, and federal companions. Right this moment’s assembly was a step in the proper path, and the Mayor hopes significant motion will quickly observe.”
On Wednesday, Scott introduced he was taking speedy steps to restart the defunct Baltimore Metropolis Prison Justice Coordinating Council as a technique to “strengthen coordination and communication throughout federal, state, and native public security companies within the combat in opposition to violent crime.”
The state minimize funding to the CJCC in 2017.
“It’s completely unattainable for a metropolis to thrive when residents don’t really feel secure of their neighborhoods. That’s the reason tackling violent crime is Baltimore’s greatest problem, and lowering it stays my prime precedence,” wrote Mayor Scott. “Given your exact roles and tasks in shifting Baltimore ahead, lowering violent crime is probably going a precedence for you as properly. However curing the violence epidemic is simply potential if authorities companies and our companions are concentrated and coordinated.”
Throughout a press convention Wednesday, Hogan stated, “You already know, I don’t have any, any opposition to them beginning it again up once more. However I feel it’s fairly naïve to suppose having a committee have some conferences goes to be sufficient to cease the murders and the shootings in Baltimore Metropolis.”