WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the head of President Barack Obama’s initiative for young men of color will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

Broderick Johnson, assistant to the president and Cabinet secretary, and chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, will represent the administration at Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray.

Gray is the 25-year-old black man who died a week after an encounter with Baltimore police left him with grave spinal injuries. He is to be buried Monday in Baltimore.

Johnson is a Baltimore native. The White House says he will be accompanied by two other officials.

Mourners paid their respects before Gray’s coffin on Sunday, after a night of violent protests led to nearly three dozen arrests.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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