BALTIMORE (WJZ ) — The family of a young man killed in a wild police shooting outside a Baltimore club last month protested in front of City Hall.
As Adam May reports, they want answers.
“I don’t know, we don’t know if somebody covered something up, ” said John Gamble, the victim’s father.
John’s son, Sean, and a plainclothes on-duty police officer died when officers fired 41 shots. They were responding to reports of an officer down and a fight involving patrons at the Select Lounge.
“I want to get to the bottom of it and so do the rest of the people of this city,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
She has now appointed a five-member board to review the circumstances that led up to the shooting, making good on a promise she made last month.
“We want to make sure we learn from this incident. If we need to change our policy or procedures, we’re going to do that,” said Rawlings-Blake
The city’s police union says there was so much chaos outside the club that friendly fire was inevitable.
“It was a melee, it was totally out of control. I honestly think they did what was necessary,” said one officer.
Sean Gamble’s family believes there is a lot more to the story.
“There’s a man who sits high and looks low, and his name is Jesus, and as we see, he’s pulling the cover off all the corruption with Baltimore City Police,” said his father.