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NFL players gather in Baltimore to discuss policing in Baltimore

Posted at 9:10 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 23:18:03-04

BALTIMORE — Super Bowl Champion Anquan Boldin, Raven's running back Mark Ingram, former Ravens running back Matt Lawrence and former NFL player Joel Gamble hosted a town hall on Monday on policing in Baltimore.

They were joined by city and state officials, community experts and activists to discuss how Baltimore can create safer and fairer community through improved community-police relations.

Among the attendees included City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, CEO of the Job Opportunities Task Force Caryn York and BPD commissioner Michael Harrison.

"I think for us its giving a voice to the people that don't have a voice," said Boldin. "There's a lot of people that are frustrated...for us as football players we have the ability to bring people together, we have the ability to hold elected officials accountable, so that's our role."

"Just growing up in Baltimore and seeing the crime, seeing some of my friends get shot and killed, it's very important because I want to make Baltimore a safer place," said Gamble.

The Baltimore native said its important to go out in the community and engage with officers and other officials with what is and isn't working in the community in an effort to make the city safer.