Statement by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Re: Guilty Verdict on Murder of Detective Brian Moore

“Detective Brian Moore was murdered in cold blood two and half years ago as he selflessly served our City and the people of New York. I commend the jury for rightfully finding Demetrius Blackwell guilty and hope today’s verdict will bring a small measure of peace to the Moore family and Detective Moore’s friends and colleagues at the NYPD. New Yorkers will remember this day as the day justice has finally been served to one of our City’s finest heroes. The courageous men and women of the diverse New York City Police Department work hard to keep New Yorkers safe and the City Council honors, appreciates and respects their service, especially Detective Moore’s.”

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