STATEMENT BY COUNCIL MEMBER WILLIAMS
“My prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Miosotis Familia, who was killed by senseless gun violence in the Bronx this morning. There is nothing that can be said or done to ease the pain after such a tragic and sudden loss.
“Police officers put their lives on the line every day while working to ensure public safety. Regardless of the national discourse taking place around police-community relations, we must remember there are countless honest, well-intentioned police officers who wake up every day intending to do the best job they can for the people they have taken an oath to protect. Officer Familia woke up and got ready for work as she has done for years. It is with tremendous sadness that she will not be returning home.
“Unfortunately the seemingly unfettered access to guns and our penchant for violence continues to stain who we are as a city, state, and nation.”