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Lawyer for Freddie Gray's family asked Batts to stop talking about meeting

Lawyer for Freddie Gray's family asked Batts to stop talking about meeting

As anger permeated Baltimore following Freddie Gray's death in police custody, then-Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts told reporters that he met with the 25-year-old's family. But on April 24, William H. Murphy, Jr., the attorney hired by Gray's family, sent a terse letter to Batts. "It has come to our attention that you made statements claiming to have met with the family of Freddie Gray, Jr. about the investigation into his death," Murphy wrote. "These statements are not true. Stated succinctly, you have not met with Mr. Gray's family. Please cease and desist making such statements." Murphy also told Batts that any meeting with the family...

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