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Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on the Passing of Officer Brian Moore

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement on the passing of Officer Brian Moore, who had been shot on Saturday in Queens, at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

“On behalf the people of the Ninth Congressional District of New York and all people of good faith in New York City, I would like to express my most profound condolences with the family and friends of Officer Brian Moore, twenty-five-years-old, who succumbed today from the injuries he sustained when he was shot by a suspect in Queens Village. As a member of the New York Police Department since 2010, Officer Moore dedicated himself to service on behalf of the public. Such attacks on our law enforcement officials – the individuals charged with protecting the public safety – are a threat to the civil society we share in New York City. Our prayers and best wishes are with the entire New York Police Department, the men and women who must at times risk their personal safety to protect us from harm. This incident – in which the alleged shooter obtained a gun despite federal laws that prohibit convicted felons from owning a firearm – demonstrates that we must continue to in our pursuit of policies that remove the illegal guns from this community and from communities across America. We will end the epidemic of gun violence only when Congress enacts comprehensive gun control legislation that prohibits the trafficking of handguns. Until we get serious about putting an end to the flow of illegal guns into New York State, the threat to our children, families, and our law enforcement officers will persist.”

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce in the House of Representatives, a member of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, as well as the Committee on Ethics and the Committee of Small Business. She represents many neighborhoods in central and southern Brooklyn, NY which include Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Gerritsen Beach, Madison, Midwood, parts of Park Slope and Flatlands, Prospect Heights, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Sheepshead Bay, and Windsor Terrace.

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