Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley made an apology as his office unintentionally made a proclamation which honors a man who attacked and killed a Cincinnati police officer.
A new employee in Cranley’s office issued a proclamation that is due on June 1, 2017 “Tre Day” in honor of Trepierre, WCPO Cincinnati reports.
Hummons, after a plea made by Hummons’ father. However, Trepierre Hummons shot Officer Sonny Kim and violently attacked other officers But on June 19, 2015. As a result, Hummons was shot and died alongside late officer Kim.
Cranely takes responsibility
“I am really sorry that my office, that we mistakenly issued a proclamation on behalf of a man that killed, murdered Sonny Kim,” Cranley said Thursday night.
Cranley lamented local police union hall. He was shocked and sorrowful as he stopped more than once while reading the brief statement.
“He was a hero,” Cranley lamented Kim who was fatally shot and killed in June 2015.
“This was completely and utterly my fault and I apologise to anyone it has hurt,” communications director Holly Smith, who granted the request, told WCPO. “Truly I do.”
“Sonny Kim is a hero and as long as I am Mayor, Cincinnati will not honor in any way the man who murdered him in cold blood,” Cranley wrote in a letter to the president of the Fraternal Order of Police. “I cannot express how deeply sorry I am that this has happened.”
Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police President Dan Hils said hearing the proclamations was devastating. However, Cranley when he heard about the proclamation, but that Cranley admitted he made a mistake and took the responsibility
He’s supportive of law enforcement,” Hils told WCPO regarding the mayor. “This was a breakdown in his office. I’m very glad that he said he was taking responsibility for it. I believe real leaders do that even in the worst of times.”