City Council President Jack Young Blames the Police Union for Crime Spike

I read with confusion comments from the president of the union that purports to represent officers in the Baltimore Police Department (Baltimore police union to meet directly with community leaders, says department has no crime plan,” June 21). According to the union’s president, Lt. Gene Ryan, the city’s lack of a crime fighting strategy is the main reason for the sustained uptick in crime.

“Obviously, the direction we’re going in is the wrong direction,” Lieutenant Ryan is quoted in The Sun.