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Baltimore Police cancel officer leave for Freddie Gray court hearings

Baltimore Police cancel officer leave for Freddie Gray court hearings

The Baltimore Police Department has canceled leave for officers on Wednesday and on Sept. 10, when hearings are scheduled in the case against six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, police said. Canceling leave ensures the department has a maximum number of officers working or on call "in case there are any issues we need to respond to," said T.J. Smith, the department's chief spokesman. The decision was made last week "out of an abundance of caution, just so we're not caught flat-footed in case there is a need," Smith said. Gray, 25, died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. His death...

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