Contacted at his home on Sunday, Deputy Mayor Williams commended police for good work and said he has advised his son to seek counseling. He also said the incident showed that "no matter who you are, if you do that stuff, you will be caught."
Williams' son was arrested last Thursday around midnight at the intersection of W. Washington Street and Holmes Avenue. His arrest took place during a training exercise for new undercover police officers according to the Star report.
UPDATE: Fox 59's Russ McQuaid interviewed Deputy Mayor Williams about the arrest. Williams and Mayor Ballard unveiled the "Peace In The Streets" initiative at the Christamore House, a nonprofit community group which Williams ran before joining the administration, on Friday morning following the arrest. Williams says he told the mayor about the arrest after Friday's public announcement. The "Peace In The Streets" initiative was announced at Christamore House because the city plans to utitilize the organization's services in administering the program. Another of Williams' sons, Aaron, who works at Christamore House, will be running the program. According to the Star's database of county employees, Olgen M. Williams is employed as a bailiff for the Marion County Superior Courts.