Bronx DA’s office kicks off 5K Run/Walk/Roll to end domestic violence
Bronx District Attorney’s 5K Run/Walk/Roll in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month began Saturday morning at East 161st Street between the Grand Concourse and East 161st Street.
Nearly 500 people signed up to take part in the event. A sea of purple filled the streets along the Grand Concourse to shed light on survivors and those impacted by domestic violence.
Back in June, police say NYPD Officer Arianna Reyes Gomez was stabbed and killed by her estranged husband in her Bronx apartment. Reyes' family participated in the event to raise awareness.
"I can't do anything to revive my sister, but here we are. We are here," said her sister Julissa Reyes.
The NYPD says in 2021, there were a total of 2,822 domestic violence complaints citywide.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson is relaunching the Domestic Violence Advisory Council to fight against those acts of violence.
"I was so uplifted by the stories of those survivors – you saw the tears coming from my eyes. How could you not feel the emotion of what these women went through?" said Bronx DA Darcel Clark.