RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Riviera Beach Police Chief Nathan Osgood is concerned about number of fatal shootings in the community over the last year so yesterday he held a “Stop the Violence” event to reclaim the streets.
There have been 14 so far in 2020 (five more than in 2019), and seven of those remain unsolved.
Police officers from Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office backed up Riviera Beach police at a rally in Cunningham Park.
Officers and deputies held signs depicting victims while relatives and people impacted by gun violence voiced their desire to end the needless deaths.
Osgood said he hopes the march results in closing the seven cases that are still open.
The chief says this is just the beginning and he will hold another march and canvass in the very near future if arrests aren’t made and he plans to visit schools.