BALTIMORE (AP) — Some Baltimore police accountability activists say they’ll protest former Gov. Martin O’Malley’s announcement of a possible presidential bid in the city Saturday morning.
Duane Davis of Baltimore Bloc said Thursday that police brutality flourished under O’Malley’s “zero-tolerance” law enforcement policies during his seven years as mayor. Davis traces the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury in police custody, to O’Malley’s policies.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 800 New Cases & 5 Deaths Reported Sunday
O’Malley has responded to such criticism in the weeks since Gray died April 19. He says Baltimore is safer now than it was in 1999, when he was elected mayor.READ MORE: First African American To Lead The Maryland National Guard Was Honored After 38-Years Of Service
Davis says the protesters plan to march from O’Malley’s event on Federal Hill toward City Hall. They plan to counter another planned demonstration in support of police.MORE NEWS: A Dad Who Traveled 1,200 Miles For Covid-19 Care Is Finally Going Home. Here's What He Wants You To Know
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