On behalf of the New York City Police Department, I want to commend Bishop Gerald Seabrooks, the Senior Pastor of Rehoboth Cathedral in Brooklyn, for his instrumental role in the safe surrender today of 30-year old Trevin Smith, who was wanted in connection with the murder of a Massachusetts man and the shooting of a Massachusetts State Trooper and a Springfield, Massachusetts Police Officer. Smith had fled from Massachusetts to family in Brooklyn, where he learned of Bishop Seabrooks outreach and his work to end violence, particularly among young black men, through the Brooklyn Clergy/ NYPD Coalition. Bishop Seabrooks met Smith at 12:30 p.m. today at Rehoboth Cathedral, 55 MacDougal Street, Brooklyn, where Smith had agreed in advance to be taken into custody there by an NYPD Homicide Lieutenant and an NYPD Community Affairs Lieutenant. Bishop Seabrooks has been instrumental in the success of the gun buyback programs in Brooklyn, and other anti-violence initiatives.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
Bishop Seabrooks and Police Commissioner pictured here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/pr/pr_2010_brooklyn_clergy-nypd-taskforce.shtml
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