Police: ‘Unprecedented Number Of Threats’ After Korryn Gaines Shooting

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An “unprecedented number of threats” have been made against the Baltimore County Police Department after the fatal shooting of Korryn Gaines on Monday.

As such, Chief Jim Johnson has opted not to identify the officer who fired the deadly shot during the Randallstown incident, even though the department’s standard procedure is to release the names of officers involved in shootings about 48 hours after the incident.

Police also cited “the current national climate” and “Gaines’ ideology, consistent with anti-government sentiment,” as factors in their decision to withhold the name.

“She [Gaines] identified and behaved as a ‘free person’ who does not recognize governmental authority,” the release states.