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Baltimore Mayor Pledges Better Riot Gear for Police Before Freddie Gray Verdicts

July 2, 2015
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that Baltimore police will be equipped with new riot gear before verdicts in the Freddie Gray trials come down.

Responding Baltimore Officers Cope with Copwatch Cameras

June 30, 2015
After Whitt responded, saying he had a right to film police, the officer walked away, telling him, "Thank you for putting my safety at risk. I appreciate it. You're also putting your safety at risk by following me."

Baltimore Prosecutors Request Protective Order Blocking Release of Evidence in Freddie Gray Case

June 16, 2015
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has asked for a protective order that would bar attorneys for six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray from publicly sharing Gray's autopsy and other evidence in the case.

Baltimore Prosecutor Asked Police to Target Area Where Freddie Gray was Arrested

June 9, 2015
"State's Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St," Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby's Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to Major Osborne Robinson, a Western District police commander.

Baltimore Police Want to Add Safety Measures to 24 Transport Vans

June 4, 2015
Baltimore Police look at ways to improve safety and accountability in their prisoner transports.

Baltimore FOP: Officers More Afraid of Going to Jail Than Getting Shot

May 29, 2015
The president of the Baltimore police union on Thursday said that criminals have become "empowered" following the recent unrest and that, with six officers charged in Freddie Gray's death, city police are more "afraid" of being arrested than shot on duty.

Six Baltimore Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray

May 21, 2015
Six Baltimore Police officers were indicted Thursday on various charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

Maryland Governor Signs Bill to Equip Officers with Body-worn Cameras

May 12, 2015
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed a body camera bill Tuesday that supporters say would pave the way for equipping cops across the state with video equipment.

Violence Surges as Baltimore Police Officers Feel Hesitant

May 11, 2015
As the number of shootings and homicides has surged in Baltimore, some police officers say they feel hesitant on the job under intense public scrutiny and in the wake of criminal charges against six officers in the Freddie Gray case.

DOJ Launches Civil Rights Probe of Baltimore PD

May 8, 2015
"This investigation will begin immediately," Lynch said, adding that investigators will examine whether police violated the constitutional rights of residents.

Baltimore Police Investigation Doesn't Support Some of Prosecution's Charges

May 7, 2015
The Baltimore police investigation into the death of Freddie Gray doesn't support some of the charges, including the most serious, filed by the Baltimore City State's Attorney, potentially allowing lawyers representing the police officers the opportunity to undercut the prosecution.

Baltimore Officer who Arrested Freddie Gray was Hospitalized in 2012 for Mental Health Concerns

May 1, 2015
Worries about the lieutenant — originally raised by a fellow Baltimore police officer who is the mother of his child — led Carroll County, Md., deputies to confiscate his guns and contact high-ranking police officials, the report says.

Baltimore PD Hands Over Gray Case to State's Attorney

April 30, 2015

The Baltimore City Police Department turned over its report on the death of Freddie Gray to the state's attorney's office today, one day ahead of schedule, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts announced at a press conference. More Here.

Video: 98 Baltimore Officers Hurt Since Monday; Gray Case Goes to State's Attorney

April 30, 2015
Baltimore City Police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said nearly 100 officers have been injured since the violence started Monday. Police said that of the 98 officers injured, 43 required emergency treatment at a hospital, 13 have been unable to return to work and another 15 are on limited duty.

Prisoner Said Freddie Gray Was 'Trying To Injure Himself,' Document Says

April 30, 2015
A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray "banging against the walls" of the vehicle and believed that he "was intentionally trying to injure himself," according to a police document.

Maryland Governor Says There Will Be No Rioting Tonight

April 28, 2015

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference today the immediate need is to restore calm in Baltimore and that the city is well on its way. "We're not going to have a repeat of last night," Hogan said. "It's not going to happen tonight." More Here.

Video: Maryland Governor Says There Will Be No Rioting Tonight

April 28, 2015
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference today the immediate need is to restore calm in Baltimore and that the city is well on its way. "We're not going to have a repeat of last night," Hogan said. "It's not going to happen tonight."

Baltimore Chief: Injured Officers Expected to Recover, "Take Control of Your Kids"

April 28, 2015
The police chief insisted the main instigators of Monday's violence were local "youthful residents" who "came out of a local high school" and "outnumbered and outflanked" police.

Creator of HBO Police Show "The Wire" Denounces Baltimore Rioting

April 28, 2015
"The Wire," which depicted the Baltimore drug scene through the eyes of drug dealers and police, ran for five seasons on HBO, ending in 2008. Simon, a former Baltimore Sun reporter, was critical of those who resorted to violence Monday.

Video: Baltimore Mother Slaps Son After Seeing Him Throw Rocks at Police

April 28, 2015
The woman was caught on camera recognising her son, even though he was wearing a black face mask, and berating him for throwing rocks at police.
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