Freddie Gray Case

Riot lawsuit offers look inside looting of Baltimore businesses

A liquor store owner was beaten and robbed of his wallet and car keys, which were used to steal his car and drive it from the West Baltimore business to his home about 30 minutes away, as dozens of other businesses were looted during the April 2015 rioting, according to a lawsuit filed by about...

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