Mayor Pugh, Governor Hogan Meet To Discuss Baltimore crime

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Baltimore’s Mayor is looking for help to combat crime in her city.

Catherine Pugh met with Governor Larry Hogan for about an hour in Annapolis Monday, discussing options on the state and city level.

“I came away with the commitment that we will work together to collaborate and reduce violence in the city of Baltimore,” Pugh told reporters afterwards.

The Mayor says her administration has looked to other cities for examples of successful crime fighting techniques. With help from the Department of Justice (DOJ), she wants to bring those systems to Baltimore, but will need to upgrade police technology to make it work. Those upgrades would include an improved “shot spotter” gunfire detection system, license plate readers, electronic ticketing, computers in every police cruiser and more.