Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young expressed frustration Wednesday with rising violence in the city, and with residents he says do not cooperate with police.
There have been 143 homicides this year, including 19 this month. There have also been 18 nonfatal shootings so far in June.
"People in the African American neighborhoods need to stand up, and say enough is enough, and start turning these folks in," Young told reporters at City Hall. "Everybody knows what's going on, they are in your families, turn them in."
Young said he is "sick and tired" of getting notices of shootings and homicides in the city. He says police and city officials cannot solve crimes on their own, they need the help of residents.
"It takes the community to help us out," Young said. "I mean, everybody wants to say, 'We're not doing anything.' My question is what are we doing as a community to say enough is enough to start reporting and turning these people in?"
Young also reacted to news that a city police officer was seen in an Instagram photo apparently asleep in his patrol car.
Young said that behavior is "unacceptable" and noted the matter is being investigated.