Baltimore Mayor Responds To City’s Sharp Increase In Crime And Homicides, Calling For More FBI Presence

On Wednesday, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh publicized her concerns about the growing crime plaguing the city. On Monday, the city recorded its 101st homicide for 2017, with record high per-capita murder rates recorded in the past two years, the only option may be partnering with the FBI.

The Mayor is seeking assistance from federal law enforcement officials to help enhance the city’s crime fighting effort.


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“Murder is out of control, too many on our streets, domestic violence in increase in our city,” said Pugh.

Recently, Mayor Pugh met with FBI officials in the Baltimore field office, along with Kevin Davis, the Baltimore Police Commissioner. Discussions focused on how FBI officials could assist the Baltimore police department in technical and personnel expertise.

“I’m calling on all the assistance that we can possibly get because I can’t imagine going into the summer months with the crime that it is today, what that’s going to look like by the end of the summer,” she noted.

Mayor Pugh’s press secretary, Anthony McCarthy, says the Mayor hopes to make an announcement next week about if and when federal law enforcement officials will be permitted to expand their presence in the city.

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