Last night, a young man was shot and killed by a New Rochelle Police officer. Please view this press conference for additional details and context:
The City will continue to cooperate fully with County and State officials to ensure a thorough, open, and transparent investigation and to establish the facts with confidence. But our challenge extends further. This tragic event, which would be traumatic and painful under any circumstances and no matter what the chain of events leading to the discharge of a weapon, comes at a moment of intense local and national focus on issues of police violence and systemic racism. All of us are called to work together, alongside community leaders and advocates, to pursue the broader cause of racial justice and peace in New Rochelle. That work has already begun and now it will be pursued with even greater urgency.