Two employees of the city-run anti-crime initiative Safe Streets were arrested this week after police found guns and drugs inside the program’s East Baltimore offices.
Officers were led to the office as part of their investigation into an early Monday robbery. Police raided the Safe Streets Monument Street’s offices Monday in a search that yielded seven guns, heroin and cocaine. The Safe Streets employees were fired, and the entire operation in East Baltimore was suspended as a result of the raid and the arrests, said Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen.
Safe Streets employs ex-offenders to carry out an anti-violence street outreach campaign. The City-run program operates in three other neighborhoods, including Mondawmin. According to the the city’s website, the McElderry Park that the Monument St. location served has gone 271 days without a homicide.
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