BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Dozens of Baltimore City business owners have filed suit against the Baltimore Police Department, former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city officials, claiming they mishandled the City’s response to the 2015 rioting, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The lawsuit was filed in federal court by more than 60 people.READ MORE: 'We've Been Here 37 Years' Jilly's In Pikesville Reopens For Business
It says officials failed to prevent the looting and rioting following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray despite warnings.READ MORE: Ex-Maryland Officer Pleads Guilty To Skipping Sentencing In Gun Case
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