On March 17, a Mosby deputy wrote an email to the Western District commander reporting that the state's attorney had been contacted by members of the community who were concerned about drug dealing in the area of North Avenue and Mount Street, in particular because an open-air drug market was operating outside the offices of a mentoring organization there. "Let me know if you're interested in working on an initiative and we can discuss further," the deputy, Joshua E. Rosenblatt, wrote. Three days later, the commander, Osborne Robinson, forwarded the email to four lieutenants — including one of the officers now charged in Gray's death — and ordered them to "conduct a daily narcotics initiative" in that area "effective immediately." He added that he would "review daily measurable." About three weeks later, officers made their fatal encounter with Gray in that exact area.