Bloomberg says Kimani Gray’s mother won’t take his calls
The mother of a teenager shot by police is not answering the mayor’s phone calls, he said.
According to various news reports, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been trying to reach out to the family of Kimani Gray, killed by police March 9.
The shooting set off nightly protests in the teen’s East Flatbush neighborhood.
Bloomberg told The New York Times he had tried to call Gray’s parents.
“The woman, the mother, is not taking any calls, changed her phone number so I can’t, but I did reach out,” he told the newspaper.
The family’s lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, told reporters they “weren’t interested in the photo op.”
He confirmed that the mayor’s office had reached out to him since the shooting.
The family declined the requests, he said.
Gray’s mother has called for an independent probe into her son’s death.