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Gov. Hogan requests an update on the city’s crime plan

May 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports Gov. Larry Hogan has sent a letter to Baltimore mayor Brandon Scott requesting a comprehensive update on the city's crime plan. 

"The murders, shootings, and violent crime in the streets of Baltimore continue to be the most urgent issue facing our state," Hogan's letter said. 

Hogan's letter comes weeks after multiple shootings in Baltimore, including incidents where multiple people were shot,  and the morning that the formerly accused murderer of Safe Streets worker Dante Barksdale was found not guilty. 

"When we met in Annapolis to discuss your crime plan in February, I received assurances that your approach would lead to a meaningful reduction in violence," the letter said. "Last week, members of the Baltimore City Council released shocking information revealing a complete and utter lack of progress toward implementing the plan you outlined."

In the letter, Hogan said he was "assured" of a comprehensive plan, but that he does not believe anyone, including the mayor, believes that it's working