Councilman Costello concerned about city crime response
(Baltimore, MD) -- Baltimore City Councilman Eric Costello is voicing his concern over a series of violent crimes and the police response to them.
In a letter to Anthony Barksdale, Baltimore's Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Costello pointed to at least 49 crimes that took place across the city over the weekend.
Another morning with yet another violent assault -- at least 49 occurred over the weekend citywide. This pattern of crime is terrorizing innocent people and needs to be addressed by BPD immediately.— Eric Costello (@CouncilmanETC) October 24, 2023
Here is my response to Deputy Mayor of Public Safety: https://t.co/HtDhOdH7i0 pic.twitter.com/mLEQ40luBL
He says it shakes the collective confidence in the Administration's crime plan, because while the murder rate may be declining, there has been an explosion in car thefts, carjackings and violent assaults.
Costello says the violent individuals responsible for the crimes need to be arrested and he's asking the BPD to inform him of the concrete steps it will be taking to get the situation under control.
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