Mayor Langford issues statement on Police involved shooting - NBC40.net

Mayor Langford issues statement on Police involved shooting

Posted: Updated:
A group of Derreck Mack's family members gathers outside Mayor Lorenzo Langford's home Thursday night A group of Derreck Mack's family members gathers outside Mayor Lorenzo Langford's home Thursday night
ATLANTIC CITY -

One day after a group of concerned residents and family members gathered outside his house, Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford issued a statement on the fatal police involved shooting Friday.

The group, including 18 year-old Derreck Mack's mother, gathered Thursday night and demanded an apology on behalf of the city for the shooting.  Mayor Langford did not apologize, saying the investigation is ongoing.

In his statement Friday, Langford said his thoughts and prayers are with the families of all parties involved, and said he is sorry the incident occurred.  He reiterated that the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

The mayor also said he is concerned for growing tensions between the community and the police department, fueled by what he called "self appointed activists."  Mayor Langford added that he prays for healing for the city, and that the truth will "reign supreme."

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMGM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.