Courtesy of BlackVoices
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has promised to conduct a “full and fair investigation” into the death of Kimani Gray, the 16-year-old shot and killed by NYPD officers in Brooklyn earlier this month, his plans to offer condolences to Gray’s parents have proved unsuccessful.
The New York Times reports Bloomberg has attempted to reach out to the mother, Carol Gray, on numerous occasions but she remains uninterested in speaking with the mayor.
“I give eulogies at copsâ€™ funerals,” Bloomberg said. “I call parents when their kids are killed. You know, sometimes I donâ€™t get to them. Thereâ€™s this 16-year-old. Iâ€™ve tried, and the woman, the mother, is not taking any calls, changed her phone number so I canâ€™t, but I did reach out.â€