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Cardin Statement on the Acquittal in the Criminal Case against Baltimore Police Officer Nero

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 23, 2016 CONTACTS: Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524/Tim Zink 410-962-4436  Cardin Statement on the Acquittal in the Criminal Case against Baltimore Police Officer Nero BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) released the following statement on the judge's verdict in the criminal trial...

Names of Suspended Baltimore Police Officers Released

(Updated 4/22/2015) BALTIMORE (AP) — The six officers suspended in the investigation of a Black man who died after his arrest had worked on the police force anywhere from nearly two decades to three years, officials said. The officers were...

Thousands Expected in Baltimore Rallies, Now Celebratory

BALTIMORE (AP) A massive march planned for Saturday, May 2 to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a victory rally after Baltimore's top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved...

Atty. General Loretta Lynch Announces “Wide Ranging” Investigation of Baltimore’s Police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department waded anew Friday into fraught, big city police-community relations, with new Attorney General Loretta Lynch declaring the subject "one of the most challenging issues of our time." She announced a wide-ranging investigation into...

Cop Group Supports Black Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case

The Vanguard Justice Society voiced its support for Sgt. Alicia D. White, who was charged earlier this month with manslaughter and second degree assault, as well as misconduct in office, and faces 20 years in prison in the death...

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore Prosecutor Charges 6 Baltimore Officers in Gray’s Death

(AP) Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges May 1 against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney...

Friends Remember Freddie Carlos Gray, 25, “The Life of the Neighborhood”

(Updated 4/22/2015) “He was the life of the neighborhood,” said William Stewart outside the Baltimore Police headquarters at a protest over the in-custody death of his life-long friend Freddie Carlos Gray that was drawing to a close on April...

Baltimore Investigates Death of Man in Police Custody

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable." Freddie Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died...

Pastors Insist Gray’s Death Must Lead to Reform

With the nation’s eyes on Baltimore, local and national pastors presiding over the funeral of Freddie Gray insisted that Gray’s death not be in vain, but lead to substantial reforms. The funeral was attended by a large media presence—many in...

AFRO’s Sean Yoes Pens New Book Chronicling Influential “Race and Politics” Column

By Stephen Janis, Special to the AFRO In his “Race and Politics” column, Sean Yoes, has chronicled many of the difficult challenges and tragedies over the last three years in Baltimore since the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising...

The Young Come Out in Droves for Gray

Young people peppered the mass of supporters who flooded New Shiloh Baptist Church April 27 to help lay Freddie Gray, the African-American man who recently died in police custody, to rest. Twenty-somethings, teenagers, and even infants stood in the long...

COMMENTARY: The Freddie Gray Funeral

Just hours before Baltimore went upside down, the Rev. Lisa Weah prayed at Freddie Gray’s funeral “that Baltimore will be a model of how to move forward and to be better than what we’ve been.” After many more rich...

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