Leaders of Baltimore City agencies were supposed to present a coordinated strategy, but that didn't happen.

The committee chair said the 18-page report is a bunch of data and statistics he already has and it's not what the committee asked for.

The Baltimore City Council Public Safety Committee's hearing on a resolution calling for a coordinated agency violence reduction strategy got off to a rocky start.

"We need to see so that we can read and articulate for ourselves the actual coordinated plan. Is there a document that can be provided to the council, the legislative body of the city of Baltimore, to show us a coordinated plan to reduce violence in Baltimore?" Councilman Brandon Scott said.

Scott asked the CitiStat director if he came prepared with more than a PowerPoint presentation.

"I think the document that you have, and we have some appendices that we can provide you as well, that document what each agency has done around violent crime, and we can certainly provide that information to you," said Sameer Sidh, director CitiStat.

Dissatisfied with that answer, Scott abruptly ended the hearing.

"We're going to take that answer as a no," Scott said.

"I'm not particularly certain what the councilman was looking for beyond what we were prepared to present. I might be missing something, but I think the coordination of government services that I've seen in the last two years is better now than it ever has been," Baltimore police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

"Talking about crime statistics is not talking about a coordinated strategy," Scott said.

With more than 180 homicides so far this year, Scott said creating a plan is critical, and hiring a director for the mayor's office of criminal justice would be a good start.

"That's not the police commissioner's job. That's not his job. His job is to fight crime. They shouldn't have to coordinate a strategy. It should be done in the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice. That's how it was done in Baltimore from 2007 to 2014 when violent crime fell each and every year," Scott said.

In a statement on hiring a director for the office of criminal justice, a spokesman for Mayor Catherine Pugh Anthony McCarthy said, "The mayor has done a national search and is interviewing candidates to lead that office. She will fill the position according to her timetable and when she finds the right person, not at the direction of the chair of the City Council's Public Safety Committee."