Councilman Criticizes Commissioner Kelly Over Shooting


A vigil over a fatal police shooting of a teenager that turned violent has led to an anger exchange between a Brooklyn councilman and the police commissioner.

Councilman Jumaane Williams criticized Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly at a council hearing Tuesday for characterizing the community’s anger as a mere “disturbance.”

Kelly retorted he noticed Williams “didn’t’ mention anything about a 16-year-old with a gun that brought about this incident.”

Williams said the shooting and protest were not isolated incidents of how the NYPD reacts to minority neighborhoods. He said “It is about years of not being heard.”

Kelly said he attends community meetings all the time.

Kimani Gray was fatally shot Saturday. Police say he pointed a gun at them.

Dozens of people threw bottles and damaged stores while protesting Monday.