5 Years Later: Korryn Gaines' family, community leaders continue calls for justice
BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Sunday, August 1 2021, marked five years since the police killing of 23-year-old Korryn Gaines.
In 2016, she was shot and killed in her apartment after an hours-long standoff with Baltimore County police.
Gaines' then 5-year-old son was inside the home at the time of the incident and was also shot by police.
Family, friends and supporters gathered Monday in Towson to commemorate Gaines’ death anniversary and to continue calls for justice.
Korryn’s mother, Rhonda Dormeus and Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor’s mother both spoke at the rally demanding justice, accountability and transparency.
My fight continues in Annapolis because we need #policereform. Since Maryland has so many rogue officers, they might as well get liability insurance, just like doctors and nurses have. They should be held more accountable.— CASA (@CASAforall) August 2, 2021
— Rhonda Dormeus, Korryn Gaines’ mom #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/OHwudDCoBA
On the 5-yr anniversary of Korryn’s murder, the community calls for— CASA (@CASAforall) August 2, 2021
➡️ An end to racial bias in the @BaltCoPolice
➡️ The DOJ to charge Royce Ruby for violating Korryn Gaines’s civil rights
➡️ More resources to handle mental health crises#SayHerName #SheIsSpeaking pic.twitter.com/10gjYRgkSu