Statement Regarding Violence in Baltimore City

Councilman Wade Kach’s Statement on Violence in Baltimore City

April 28, 2015

Today my thoughts are with each of you and your families. Like so many of you, I was saddened and outraged by the violence and damage to businesses, homes, personal properties and the injuries to police officers in Baltimore City.

I’d like to applaud Governor Larry Hogan for his decisive actions in declaring a State of Emergency and deploying the Maryland National Guard.  There should never be any mixed messages in regards to Public Safety, it should be the Governments top priority.

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson and his entire department have done an excellent job communicating with my office, supporting the public safety efforts in the city and ensuring the safety of our citizens.  As of my most recent update just a few moments ago, the department has deployed 50 officers to assist with bringing calm to Baltimore City, and our thoughts go with them.

Given the tragic actions we’ve watched unfold over these past days, so close to our homes and places of business, many of you have questions, and I want you to have access to the information you need to ensure your family’s safety. Below you will find links to assist you in getting the answers you need to stay safe and informed.

A Baltimore City curfew has been put in effect for the next seven days beginning at 10 pm. No one should be out in Baltimore City after 10 pm unless traveling to or from work. For more details or questions about the Curfew in Place in Baltimore City – Click Here

For real-time safety updates from Baltimore County Police – Click Here

For real-time safety updates from Baltimore City Police – Click Here

For real-time updates from Governor Hogan – Click Here

Today, all after school and evening activities have been cancelled in Baltimore County Schools.
For real-time updates from Baltimore County Schools – Click Here

Take care of one another and be well,