BPD Commissioner invites 6-year-old Baltimore girl who shared message on violence to HQ

Posted: 8:10 PM, May 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-10 00:24:13Z

At six years old, Kelsey Hines' video has been seen by millions. 

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On Wednesday, her words led her to a face-to-face with Baltimore's top cop.

“Well I really didn’t like it. It was not fair. It’s not nice so I just wanted to make the video because I just want to show people to stop and put the guns down,” said Kelsey.

A message that Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa rippled through the Department and his staff hears her.

“We heard her. We heard her message loud and clear and what she echoed is the same thing that we want here in the police department and what the rest of the community wants,” said Commissioner De Sousa.

But at a time where the violence isn't escaping some of the youngest in the city with teenage boys becoming some of the latest victims. De Sousa says it's time to double down on keeping the streets safe.

“Her story pretty much was the story that resonates with these two young men. They were human beings. They were persons and they had families. Kelsey wants the violence to stop and we want the same thing,” said De Sousa.

Kelsey's mom says when she recorded that video of Kelsey a few weeks ago. She had no idea her words would be heard across the world.

“Did I know what she was going to say? Not at all. Tears were flowing down my face, just to hear my baby feel that way because that’s how I feel too,” said Kelsey's mom, Kelly Ellerbe.

Kelly and Kelsey say while the violence may seem inescapable, they're keeping everyone in their prayers, but they're still taking time to pay attention.

“Well I watch the news every single day, so of course I know what’s wrong,” said Kelsey.

Kelsey will get the chance to become Commissioner for the Baltimore Police Department for a day with the addition of giving out free hugs.