Community honors NYPD and prosecutors for solving Brooklyn murder case

CANARSIE, Brooklyn — It was a party of gratitude to thank law enforcement and prosecutors for a job well done.

It’s exactly two years to the day that Mozelle Brown lost her daughter to a bullet intended for someone else.  In Canarsie Park, Brown threw a big thank you party complete with cake, buttons, balloons and awards for those who put her daughter’s killers behind bars.

“You feel like family now,” Brown told the police detectives and assistant district attorneys attending the party.

21-year-old Chynna Battle and her friend, 29-year-old Shaqwanda Staley were caught in the crossfire of a gang dispute at an outdoor barbecue with friends and family in Bed Stuy. The next day, detective Philip Facenda of the 81st precinct showed up at the grieving mother’s door.

“They sat there and they said ‘we take this personally,’” Brown told PIX11 News. “Two mothers, two children will…

Original published: 2019-07-12 22:38:58 Read the full New York City News here

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