Early on, a crowd begins to gather at Eastern Market Metro
Circa 10:45am Mayor Bowser arrives and huddles with city officials to set the agenda.
The Mayor and Chief Lanier share a moment
And the television news media rolled out for the event: WTTG Channel 5, WJLA News 7, WUSA News Nine, City 16 from the Mayor’s office, Channel 5 Fox, WRC Channel 4 News, and Univision Spanish TV.
The Mayor’s introductory remarks were followed by city officials explaining the work of the new Robbery Intervention Task Force. The cranes in the background are on the Hine Development constructions site.
Department of Public Works employee Bobby Lacy chooses the music before the Mayor takes the stage at a public venue. Lacy, a music major in college and a musician himself, likes to play jazz for assembled crowds, and as much as possible he likes to feature DC talent.