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Families of murder victims plea for help

CINCINNATI (Angela Ingram) -- Two-year-old Mckenzie is too young to understand her father's murder and that she'll have to grow up without him.
Amy Thompson has been raising her niece since someone shot and killed Mckenzie's father during an attempted carjacking.

Thompson said, "I kind of feel like we haven't been able to mourn Brian as the person that he was or as a brother because everyday we spend still trying to take care of his business and everything that he left behind."

Amy fought back tears Monday as she spoke to city council.  She and another family were invited by community activist Hope Dudley to talk about how their lives have changed since the shooting in Lower Price Hill in 2012.

"She picked Brian as one of the cases, so I felt very privileged to have the time to keep it out there.  Keep it on the air.  Keep his name going so nobody don't forget about what happened."

The families and Top Brass with the police department spoke about efforts to stop gun violence and solve homicides.  They asked for more money for the police, more officers on the streets, and better access to information for all victims' families.

"There's always new leads or new things going on or  you hear about somebody else getting shot and it brings back all those memories."
Brian's murder is still unsolved but his family continues to fight for justice.  Amy says she owes it to Brian and his young children.

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