Patrice Patterson-Davis was among those at a rally Saturday in Gary to support social justice initiatives. Patterson-Davis held a sign with a photo of her son, Jamal Williams, who died in a police-involved shooting on June 16 at Community Hospital in Munster.

Night Crime/Breaking News Reporter

Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194, anna.ortiz@nwi.com