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Amid curfew, Baltimore police met with youth to avoid 'more destruction' on night of Paquiao-Mayweather fight

Amid curfew, Baltimore police met with youth to avoid 'more destruction' on night of Paquiao-Mayweather fight

Youth in Baltimore frustrated with a weeklong curfew implemented after rioting in late April had "planned to cause even more destruction" if the curfew was not lifted prior to a prize fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather on the night of May 2, but police were able to arrange a meeting and convince them not to follow through with those plans, according to a new report on the police department's handling of the unrest.

"Individuals wanted to be able to watch the event that started after the curfew began. Officers were able to meet with youths in a neutral setting and come to an agreement that, regardless of the status of the curfew, they would not cause any...

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