STATEMENT FROM COUNCILMEMBER GILMORE RICHARDSON ON THE KILLING OF WALTER WALLACE, JR

In Council News, Katherine Gilmore Richardson, News by PHL Council

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(PHILADELPHIA) October 27, 2020–  In response to the killing of Walter Wallace Jr., Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson (At Large) offers the following statement: 

 I am completely heartbroken by the tragic and traumatic killing of Walter Wallace, Jr. At the hands of the police. We need to ensure no stone is left unturned as we seek justice for the family of Walter Wallace and healing for the community. As a mom, my heart breaks especially for Walter’s mom. What do you say to a mother who just saw her son killed in front of her eyes? The footage from the officers’ body cameras should be released immediately. The public deserves transparency and accountability. We must keep working to ensure that this investigation seeks truth and justice and that the community receives the resources necessary to heal. 

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