THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS CELEBRATING BUT THOUSANDS OF FOLKS ARE GETTING READY TO RING IN 2016. Reporter: THE POLICE COMMISSIONER TOUCHED ON THE TOPIC HEARSAYING THAT UNFORTUNATELY, 2015 SAW A RECORD NUMBER OF MURDERS, A RECORD NUMBER OF HOMICIDES IN THE CITY AND TALKED ABOUT HOW MUCH HIS DEPARTMENT IS LOOKING FORWARD TO 2016 AND SAID THERE ARE NO CREDIBLE THREATS, THE MESSAGE HE RELATED ABOUT BALTIMORE AND THIS CELEBRATION ALL WEEK, NO CREDIBLE THREATS AND IT’S GOOD NEWS PER PEOPLE WHO ARE HAPPY TO BE HERE. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Reporter: LOTS OF SMILES AND PEOPLE BUNDLED UP TO KEEP THE COLD OUT AND A WHOLE LOT OF HOPE FOR THE NEW YEAR. REVELERS IN BALTIMORE ARE HEADING INTO 2016 WITH STYLE. NOT COLD? NOT REALLY, NO. I JUST TURNED 21. SO WE DECIDED TO COME HERE AND PARTY. Reporter: THIS YEAR’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECTACULAR TAKES PLACE AS PEOPLE TAKE TO THE ICE AND SKATE THEIR WAY INTO THE NEW YEAR. IT’S THIS FAMILY’S FIRST TIME AFTER WATCHING THIS AT HOME SAYING IT’S A WELCOME CHANGE. FOR MIGRATE GRANDMOTHER AND AUNT. IT’S JUST ME HAVING A GREAT TIME. A GREAT TIME. Reporter: IF IT ISN’T THE ICE SKATING THAT GOT PEOPLE OUT THE DOOR, IT’S DEFINITELY THE FIREWORKS, A DISPLAY OF LIGHTS AND SOUNDS FROM TWO BARGES ON THE WATER. SECURITY WILL BE A BIT TIGHTER THAN IN YEARS PAST. FEARS OF TARGETED ATTACKS LIKE THE TERRORISM THAT STRUCK PARIS AND SAN BERNARDINO AS CITY AND THRL FOR — FEDERAL POLICE GET READY. IT’S MY BIRTHDAY. YOU WANT TO BE AROUND PEOPLE. Reporter: NOW, IN ADDITION TO EVERYTHING THAT PEOPLE ARE DOING NOW, ICE SKATING, MUSIC, THERE IS A GROUP OF PROTESTERS FROM THE BALTIMORE BLOCK EXPECTED TO COME DOWN AND PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY IN CLEVELAND AND THEY HAVE SEEN DIFFERENT PEOPLE KILLED BY POLICE OFFICERS. BUT ALL IN ALL, THE MOOD IS JOVIAL. THIS YOUNG MAN ASKED IF HE COULD BE ON TV.

Baltimore celebrates New Year’s Eve with ice skating and fireworks
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