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Transparency and the death of Freddie Gray

The death on Sunday of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man severely injured under unexplained circumstances when he was taken into custody by Baltimore police last week, has sparked angry protests by city residents and promises by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to...

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