BALTIMORE (WJZ) — If anyone in Baltimore was hoping to see the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tonight, looks like you’ll have to pay for it.
“The violence of last Monday was unprecedented for this city, it was a dramatic impact, a lot of loss of property, and damages to buildings and officers out here,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. “Our officers, wuth the support of regional and state partners, continue to stand tall and stabilize the city of Baltimore.”
Batts said Saturday that the curfew will remain in place tonight even after 4 days of peaceful protesting.
“Tonight we see some of the same people that we here last Monday,” he added. “We recognize the concerns over the curfew for tonight’s event for everyone’s safety we’re going to keep the curfew in place.”
Batts thanks everyone for the last four nights of peace in the city.
“We all want to get back to normal, and have the city run in the right direction,” Batts added.
Representatives of the Maryland State Police and National Guard also commented on curfew:
When asked about the Freddie Gray case, Batts said he couldn’t comment on the case directly as it’s still under investigation and he may later need to make a determination on the internal investigation as well.
“The last few days have shown that Baltimore can come together as one,” he said. “Peace and calm is always better than violence.”
He said his hope is that the department works toward a new level of partnership throughout the community.
“It is important that we do not lose sight of what brought us here,” Many families remain in pain tonight, they gray family, the family of all the officers involved, the families across Baltimore are touched by this tragedy.”
He said he’s going to allow the case to go through its due process and that, “truth will overcome for all.”
He said they don’t have tolerance for any misconduct that takes place in the police organization.
Watch Batts speak about the investigation: