CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Members of the Cleveland City Council addressed the rash of recent killings at a press conference on Monday morning.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin Williams joined the council members at Monday’s press conference.
City leaders urged residents of Cleveland to not adhere to the “no snitch” rule and report any pertinent information regarding the recent killings.
“You are just as bad as the folks who committed these crimes if you stay silent and stay quiet,” Cleveland Councilman Anthony Hairston exclaimed.
The press conference comes two days after the deadly shooting of a 6-year-old girl in Cleveland’s South Collinwood neighborhood. Police say the suspected shooting blindly fired nearly 30 shots into a home on East 171st Street, killing Lyric-Melodi Lawson.