Nita Lowey

06/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/06/2020 17:21

Lowey Statement on the New Rochelle Police Killing of 24-Year-Old Kamal Flowers

WESTCHESTER, NY - Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement after a New Rochelle police officer fatally shot Kamal Flowers last night:

'I'm heartbroken to learn Kamal Flowers, who was only 24 years old, was killed by an officer of the New Rochelle Police Department. My prayers are with the Flowers Family and the New Rochelle community as they mourn this tragedy.

'The reality in the United States is that Black people are more likely to be reported to law enforcement, and those resulting encounters disproportionately take a deadly turn. That is why I commend New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson for his swift and full-throated commitment to a transparent, open, and thorough investigation, which I hope New York State Attorney General James and her office will conduct expeditiously.'