It’s been one month since anti-police riots erupted in Baltimore and injured more than 100 city officers. Now Baltimore’s top cop reaches out to his ranks to tell them he let them down.
After the protest and riots that followed Freddie Gray’s death last month, the T-shirts seemed to be everywhere: in the protesting crowds, on from the sidewalks of West Baltimore, and on cable news.
City crime spike. A dramatic increase in violence in Baltimore. Dozens of shooting and murders in the last few weeks following the riots last month.
City police say the boy was struck after running out in front of a marked patrol cruiser.
Demanding change. Following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, there is a new push to look into how suspects are transported in the city.
Several groups of children’s rights advocates are banding together, asking school leaders to put the punishment on hold.
Some 114 officers were injured in the unrest. The events of the past several weeks have rattled many officers, who continue to come to work every day for a department that is facing changes.
One week after students return to class following riots in West Baltimore, members of President Obama’s cabinet visit Frederick Douglass High School.
A Baltimore City public school teacher was arrested and charged for possessing child pornography.
The mayor insisted she would not surrender the city to a band of what she called “thugs.” She is calling for calm and peace. The police commissioner is insisting that parents get involved and help.
A federal review of police brutality incidents is underway. The Department of Justice is out in Baltimore, talking to people who just don’t trust police officers.
A fight over water bills in Baltimore, with 23,000 city water accounts eligible for turnoff notices.