Community holds meeting on rash of sexual assaults

Community Board 7 and local police held a safety meeting in Brooklyn tonight after releasing surveillance video of man who's been identified as a person

BROOKLYN - Community Board 7 and local police held a safety meeting in Brooklyn tonight after releasing surveillance video of man who's been identified as a person of interest in a rash of attempted sexual assaults in three different neighborhoods.

Police say they believe two or three suspects are involved in attacks that occurred in Park Slope, Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights since March. Many residents who attended the meeting at the Holy Name Parish voiced concern about how much is being done to keep women safe.

The deputy commander of the 72nd Precinct spoke candidly about the department's efforts to catch the suspects and reassured everyone that they've ramped up the number of officers on the streets, including adding more in plain clothes.

Following the first safety meeting last week, residents of the three neighborhoods held a rally to show solidarity with each other and distribute fliers with sketches of the two suspects.

Park Slope community fights back against attacksBrooklyn communities on high alert after attacksBK residents push for self-defense classes in wake of rape attacksPolice search for suspect accused in multiple rape attempts

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