Barron Wants Investigation Into Threats On His Life
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City Council member Charles Barron is reacting to death threats made against him on a website frequented by police officers.
The website contains a message board called "NYPD rant" in which two posts called for Barron to be shot in the head.
Barron says he believes the posters are in fact members of the NYPD.
He says the person who made the threat should be investigated and the website should be shut down.
Coming to Barron's support Monday was the group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care. They're calling for charges to be filed in the case.
"We demand that these individuals are identified, arrested and prosecuted, and if they are found to be members of the law enforcement community they should be immediately terminated,” said Marq Claxton of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement.
Members of the group are filing a complaint with the police department's Internal Affairs.
The NYPD says they are investigating the case.