Bridgeport councilmembers to join families of Smith-Fields, Rawls during address to police commission
Two Bridgeport City councilmembers announced Saturday that they'll be joining the families of Lauren Smith-Fields and Brenda Lee Rawls as they address the Bridgeport Police Commission.
Maria Pereira and Michele Small represent the families whose loved ones were both found dead in their district on Dec. 12 under what they say were suspicious circumstances.
Two detectives were suspended due to the handling of both investigations.
"We will be calling on the police commission to rally with these families and the community, calling on the mayor to remove Rebeca Garcia as acting police chief and to publicly join the families in this community in asking the Department of Justice to take over both of these investigations," Pereira says.
The councilmembers are inviting the public to stand in solidarity with the families by joining the virtual public meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m.