The Boston City Council voted 12-0 last week to support a resolution condemning police brutality against minorities and racial profiling.
City Councilor Frank Baker (Dorchester) was not present for the vote, a measure to put the council on record in favor of a resolution by US Rep. and former Councilor Ayanna Pressley titled "Condemning all acts of police brutality, racial profiling, and the use of excessive and militarized force throughout the country."
Afterwards, he told one Boston resident who inquired via e-mail that he had to break away from the council meeting, held on Zoom, for another previously scheduled engagement.
Baker formalized his support for the measure in a letter to City Clerk Maureen Feeney, who maintains the records for council meetings.
Even though I was in attendance for the June 3, 2020 Boston City Council meeting, I was unfortunately unavailable for the vote on Docket #0749. Although I cannot officially add my name, I would like to go on record as in support of the resolution.