Overflow Crowd Quizzes Police Brass on JP Shootings

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Police and politicians answered questions about crime in a packed room at the Nate Smith House on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Chris Helms

Police and politicians answered questions about crime in a packed room at the Nate Smith House on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Police and politicians answered questions about crime in a packed room at the Nate Smith House on Monday, July 21, 2014.

Chris Helms

Police and politicians answered questions about crime in a packed room at the Nate Smith House on Monday, July 21, 2014.

More than 100 residents packed a Lamartine Street community room to pepper top police officials with questions about Jamaica Plain's latest spike in violence.

The summer has seen three shootings at or near Stony Brook T:

City Councilor Matt O'Malley, who represents JP, called for the community crime meeting. He recruited an array of top brass from the Boston Police Department and MBTA Transit Police, plus Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins. Politicians turned out as well, including Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley.

Attendees in the stuffy, standing-room-only space at Nate Smith House on Lamartine Street Monday night asked a range of questions, from seeking details on the shootings to probing what youth programs police offer.

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Police revealed new information about the Police and politicians listen to the crowd at the Nate Smith House on Monday, July 21, including Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, second from left; City Councilor Matt O'Malley, third from left and Capt. Alfredo Andres, District E-13, fifth from left.[/caption]

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