BALTIMORE (WJZ)– With Baltimore’s mayoral primary fast approaching, the candidates are hitting the campaign trail hard. Saturday, State Senator Catherine Pugh laid out her plans to revamp the police department.
“It’s not about additional police,” she said. “It’s about overhauling the police department and making sure that our police are where they need to be. And there are too many police officers who are doing death duty. We want them on the streets.”READ MORE: 4 People Shot Near East Baltimore Intersection Within 14 Hours
Pugh says despite the data showing crime is dropping in the city, many people don’t feel safe in their neighborhoods. She says the police department needs to build a stronger partnership with the communities they protect.READ MORE: Wells Wins 6th Straight Decision, Orioles Beat Twins 3-1
Another challenger to Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did his best to get his name out to the voters Saturday. Otis Rolley set a goal of knocking on 3,000 doors in just three hours Saturday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Inner Harbor Hotels Prepare For Fourth Of July Festivities
Rolley and Pugh are among a crowded field of candidates taking on incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in next month’s primary.