An “unprecedented number of threats” have been made against the Baltimore County Police Department since the fatal police shooting of Korryn Gaines on Monday, according to CBS Baltimore.
Because of the increase, Chief Jim Johnson has chosen not to identify the officer who fired the deadly shot during the Randallstown incident, even though the department’s standard procedure is to release the names of officers involved in shootings about 48 hours after the incident.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, also standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.
The incident has many questioning whether or not the shooting was justified. Gaines’s 5-year-old son, Kobi, was shot and injured during the standoff and is currently recovering at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. From his hospital bed, Kobi’s cousin recorded a series of videos in which he recounts what he remembers from the shooting.
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