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Freddie Gray coverage

Freddie Gray, 25, died on April 19, a week after he was injured while being arrested by Baltimore police. Video of the arrest surfaced and protests broke out, beginning outside the police station Gray was brought to and spreading around Baltimore, and, eventually, to other cities. On April 27, the day of Gray's funeral, riots erupted despite his family's calls for order. Peaceful demonstrations followed later in the work week, which ended with Baltimore's state's attorney announcing criminal charges against all six officers involved in Gray's arrest.

What happened at Mondawmin? Newly obtained documents shed light on start of Baltimore riot.

Documents newly obtained by The Baltimore Sun provide new insights — and revive old questions — about the start of the Baltimore riot near Mondawmin Mall four years ago, one of the most controversial and consequential moments in modern Maryland history.

Heavy traffic expected as Freddie Gray hearings begin; city prepares for protests

Motorists and downtown workers should expect heavy traffic and possible road closures Wednesday as the first hearing in the death of Freddie Gray begins at the Baltimore courthouse, transportation officials said Tuesday.

Baltimore preparing for protests during next week's hearing in Freddie Gray case

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that city officials are preparing for protests as court hearings ramp up in the Freddie Gray case by coordinating with law enforcement agencies around the state, upgrading riot gear and conducting crowd control training.

Prosecutors want subpoenas quashed in Freddie Gray case

The Baltimore State's Attorney's Office is asking the judge overseeing the trial of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray to quash subpoenas compelling prosecutors including State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to appear as witnesses at the first court hearing in the case.

Defense provides evidence for claim of 'judge-shopping' in Freddie Gray case

Attorneys for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray presented new evidence in a motion Wednesday to support their claims that a prosecutor had improperly communicated with a Circuit Court judge ahead of obtaining warrants to search the officers' department-issued cell phones — including text messages between the prosecutor and a police detective investigating the case.

Transit police union criticizes response to Baltimore riots

The union representing state transit police in Baltimore says commanders and agency administrators made "detrimental and disturbing" decisions that endangered officers during April's riots — adding another layer of criticism about the response by law enforcement leaders.

Prosecutors in Freddie Gray case say defense isn't entitled to internal investigation records

Prosecutors in the Freddie Gray case say defense attorneys are not legally entitled to records from their investigation of his death, and have provided no compelling reason why they should receive them.

Publicity surrounding Freddie Gray case becomes Exhibit 1 — and could shape outcome

For as much attention as the public and press have given to the criminal proceedings against six Baltimore police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, attorneys in the case have spent nearly as much energy giving it back — a strategy that could have broad implications in the case's outcome.

Request for protective order in Freddie Gray case denied

A judge has denied the request of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to keep attorneys in the Freddie Case from publicizing evidence before the trial.

How Baltimore schools became aware of 'purge' threat on day of unrest

This was one of the first messages, and signs of the trouble that would come, as the city would fall into rioting and looting Monday afternoon. The Baltimore Sun reviewed nearly 1,000 emails and other correspondence from more than one dozen school officials between April 26 to May 2.

5 most important facts learned from the Freddie Gray autopsy

Here are five of the most important details outlined in the Freddie Gray autopsy report.

Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

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FEMA denies state request for disaster aid to cover Baltimore riot costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied a state request for disaster aid to cover the cost of rioting and unrest that broke out in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray..

Baltimore prosecutor asked police to target area where Freddie Gray was arrested

About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street by three Baltimore police officers, one of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's top deputies asked police to target the intersection with "enhanced" drug enforcement efforts.

Baltimore prosecutors refer to lack of seat belt, probable cause in outline of Freddie Gray charges

In brief outlines of the 28 charges brought against six Baltimore Police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, city prosecutors pointed to the officers' failure to seatbelt Gray in the back of a police transport van in 16, and to a lack of probable cause to arrest him in five.

VICE News reviews Freddie Gray coverage on 'Emphasis Added'

I was part of a spirited discussion at VICE News today on media coverage of the Freddie Gray story.

After Freddie Gray unrest, activists hope to transform Sandtown-Winchester with murals, gardens

Brandon Ross, one of Freddie Gray's best friends; J.C. Faulk, a local activist; and Justin Nether, a local street artist who goes by the name Nether were excited to see their work bringing positive attention to the blighted neighborhood.

Judge strikes state's motion for gag order in Freddie Gray case

The judge presiding over the prosecution of six Baltimore Police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray has struck the state's motion for a gag order in the case.

Feds release photos of persons of interest in pharmacy looting

The Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday released photographs of nine people officials say are connected with the looting of Baltimore pharmacies of prescription drugs during the April unrest related to the death of Freddie Gray.

Recipients of donations from Prince's 'Rally 4 Peace' concert announced

Proceeds from Prince's "Rally 4 Peace" last month at Royal Farms Arena -- the surprise concert announced in the wake of Freddie Gray¿s death and the unrest that followed -- will be donated to the NAACP's Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO) and the city's YouthWorks and OneBaltimore programs, according to a press release first obtained by the Baltimore Sun on Monday afternoon.

United Way gives grants after unrest following Freddie Gray's death

The United Way of Central Maryland on Tuesday announced grants to local organizations to help stabilize neighborhoods affected by rioting and violence that followed the death of Freddie Gray.

Officers in Freddie Gray case file for change of venue

Defense attorneys for the six officers involved in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday filed a motion to switch venues, claiming that they "cannot receive a fair and impartial trial in Baltimore City."

Shop owners' stories show riot damage was widespread

A clear accounting of the financial damage inflicted by the riots has yet to be completed, but one month later, it's clear that the scope is far wider than was known immediately after.

Supporters of police rally in front of Baltimore City Hall

Some 150 supporters of the Baltimore Police Department marched in the sweltering midday heat Saturday and chanted "Blue lives matter" in front of City Hall, at a time when officers say they are facing unfair scrutiny as they try to do their jobs.

Six Baltimore Police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

A Baltimore grand jury returned indictments against the six officers charged earlier this month in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Thursday.

Subtle differences after indictment in Freddie Gray case could be sign of shift in thinking

The indictment Thursday of six Baltimore Police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray offered hints that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her team have had a second think through the case, according to legal observers — or possibly that the grand jury balked at some counts prosecutors had sought.

Indictments in Freddie Gray case 'a step toward justice'

Some Baltimore residents who took to the streets demanding justice in Freddie Gray's death welcomed — but hesitated to celebrate — the indictments announced Thursday of all six officers involved.

ATF seeks suspects in fires during rioting

Authorities are offering up to $10,000 for help identifying suspects who set fires during the rioting, including at the CVS at Pennsylvania and North avenues.

Mikulski, delegation members meet at White House

WASHINGTON -- Members of Maryland's congressional delegation met at the White House on Wednesday to discuss ways the Obama administration can continue to address the recent riots in Baltimore.

Rawlings-Blake defends handling of Baltimore rioting

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday defended her handling of the recent rioting in Baltimore, arguing that more aggressive police or military tactics could have escalated the violence.

For Baltimore 'hero mom,' video captures only part of her life's struggle

Just over two weeks ago, Toya Graham was a recently unemployed single mother of six and grandmother of one struggling to scrape by in West Baltimore.

Mayor's authority to impose curfew questioned

The Maryland Public Defender's office is questioning whether Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had the authority to impose last month's citywide curfew amid unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.

Most police vans in Baltimore region lack seat belts

Baltimore police and prosecutors say the officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest broke policy by not seat-belting him, but most police vans in the Baltimore region lack seat belts, a Sun investigation has found. Two Baltimore area police departments say they're reviewing their practices for the transport of prisoners in the wake of Gray's death.

Stress of Baltimore unrest could stay with residents for a while

The unrest caused by the death of Freddie Gray likely retraumatized people already struggling with poverty, violence and other social ills.

In wake of Baltimore unrest, businesses, events fret but hope for crowds in coming days

Orioles, Maryland Film Festival share concerns, speculate on near future

Developer hopes to bring stores to riot-damaged and vacant city buildings

On Monday, the CEO and president of America's Realty LLC stood on a corner at North and Pennsylvania avenues in West Baltimore, ground zero of riots that broke out a week ago, and saw possibilities for redevelopment in every direction. The company is prepared to invest about $15 million in riot-damaged and vacant properties along the North and Pennsylvania corridors and turn them around.

Officer in Freddie Gray case accused of threatening ex-girlfriend in '08

The Baltimore police lieutenant charged in the death of Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill an ex-girlfriend in 2008, according to court records released Tuesday.

FBI admits providing air support to Baltimore Police during Freddie Gray unrest

The FBI acknowledged on Wednesday that it used aircraft to watch over Baltimore last week in the wake of rioting.

White House point man on Freddie Gray has deep ties to Baltimore

Broderick Johnson, who has become something of an ambassador to West Baltimore on behalf of President Barack Obama in recent weeks, brings not only a background in addressing inner-city poverty and crime but also a personal history with the city that has become the latest focus of those efforts.

Exclusive look inside the Freddie Gray investigation

The Baltimore Sun had exclusive access to a Police Department task force investigating Freddie Gray's death — and watched as detectives recreated the arrest takedown, traced his 45-minute ride in a transport van and searched for other clues to the cause of his fatal spine injury while in custody.

Freddie Gray arrest documents drawn up for wrong people

When charges were announced Friday against Alicia White for the death of Freddie Gray, her phone started buzzing from journalists and bail bondsmen. The problem was, they were calling the wrong Alicia White.

Q&A: Rep. Elijah Cummings on rioting, the curfew and street gangs

The Baltimore Democrat says he saw anger, fear and frustration but also hope, inspiration and love. He talked with The Baltimore Sun about the regular citizens he saw step up in a trying time, the most surreal moment he witnessed, and the surprising alliance between authorities and street gangs.

O'Malley would make Baltimore central to campaign

A fired up Martin O¿Malley said Sunday he will make what happened in Baltimore a central theme of his would-be presidential campaign, despite criticism from some about his own policing policies during his time as mayor.

City students turn to writing to process Baltimore unrest

It was just five months ago that Afiya Ervin sat down at a gathering of young writers feeling out of place. Writing out her feelings was as foreign to her as the unrest that she saw in Ferguson, Mo., after a young black man was shot by a white police officer. So, she called her poem: "I've finally started writing."

Freddie Gray protests turn joyous at City Hall Sunday

After more than a week of angry protests over the death of Freddie Gray, marred at times by violence and rioting, hundreds rejoiced and sang outside City Hall on Sunday.

Baltimore riots invoked as lobbying tool

The advocates who lobby Gov. Larry Hogan on schools, mental health services and transportation have begun to incorporate Freddie Gray, the protests against his death and the riots of last week into their pitches.

Unrest after Freddie Gray's death puts spotlight on Hogan, Rawlings-Blake

Unrest in Baltimore put on display the widely different leadership styles that Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake brought to a crisis that could come to define their administrations. Political experts say their performances could help the governor and hurt the mayor.

Jubilant Baltimore residents cheer charges in Freddie Gray case, as police decry 'rush to judgment'

Amid a cacophony of supportive horn honking, residents of Baltimore pulled each other into close hugs and joyful handshakes on the street Friday as word spread that all six police officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest had been criminally charged.

Church at 'ground zero' in Baltimore riots keeps the faith

After looters leave Fulton Baptist Church intact, members seek to make use of the "miracle"

Church service offers East Baltimore residents hope

A message of hope was delivered by Baltimore elected officials and clergy at Southern Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, nearly a week after a community center and senior apartments were destroyed by a fire nearby during riots last Monday.

Legal experts divided on charges against Freddie Gray officers

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby used some novel approaches in filling multiple charges filed against six police officers Friday, garnering both criticism and praise for her attempt at swift justice for Freddie Gray's death.

Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death

Widespread outrage over the death of Freddie Gray gave way to impromptu celebrations on Friday after Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged six police officers who had arrested and transported him and ignored his pleas for medical help.

Freddie Gray prosecutor comes from family steeped in policing

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who announced charges in the prosecution of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, comes from a family steeped in law enforcement — a connection she pointedly mentioned in her news conference. But the 35-year-old prosecutor also pledged during her 2014 campaign to prosecute officers when needed, saying, "No one is above the law."

FOP calls on prosecutor to recuse herself, defends officers

A Fraternal Order of Police lodge is asking Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to appoint a special prosecutor to the Freddie Gray investigation because of her personal connection to the Gray family's attorney, William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr., and her marriage to a city councilman.

Mayor says she is 'sickened, heartbroken' by alleged conduct of officers in Freddie Gray case

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that she was "sickened and heartbroken" listening to the statement of charges brought by State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby against six Baltimore police officers who took part in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

Tears of joy from man who filmed Freddie Gray's arrest

Residents whooped and praised God, swept each other into hugs and cried tears of joy at the Gilmor Homes on Friday in the spot where Freddie Gray had been arrested April 12 after they learned that police officers involved in his death would be criminally charged.

Obama on charges in Freddie Gray case: 'Justice needs to be served'

Reacting to news that six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray have been charged, President Barack Obama said Friday that it's "absolutely vital that the truth comes out."

National and local reaction to charges in Freddie Gray case

What people are saying about today's Freddie Gray developments

Coloring books and rap: Baltimore's arts communities respond to Freddie Gray unrest in range of ways

As the city deals with the complex, ongoing after-effects of Freddie Gray's death, Vicens and other members of Baltimore's eclectic visual arts and music communities are finding their own ways -- from protest songs to paper art and more -- to express their many emotions

A step toward justice for Freddie Gray

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's indictments are a step toward justice for Freddie Gray.

Medical professionals will try to determine how Gray's neck was injured

When some medical experts look at the choppy, grainy video of Freddie Gray's arrest, they see that he has a spinal cord injury. Others are not so sure. The key question is when and how Gray was injured —during Gray's arrest before he got into the van or during the trip to a police station, or if there was a progressive injury worsened by the trip or complicated by a pre-existing condition.

Gray suffered head injury in prisoner van, sources familiar with investigation say

Baltimore Police said Thursday they have "exhausted every lead" in their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and have turned the case over to city prosecutors.

Black leaders say protest group used their names without permission

Prominent African-American leaders who are being listed by a militant black lawyers' group as participants in a Saturday anti-police rally in Baltimore say their names were used without their knowledge or permission.

Ray Lewis, Ravens visit schools in West Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens will bring food and supplies to Matthew Henson Elementary and walk to Douglass High to talk with students about Freddie Gray.

Two days after Baltimore riots, music and baseball lift city's spirits

On a relatively subdued day — especially at Camden Yards where this week's unrest led the Orioles to play their game in a park empty of fans — officials on Wednesday began working to prevent violence from flaring up again on Friday, when the police will issue to the state's attorney the results of their investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.

Students try to reclaim identity

Youths across the city set out Wednesday to reclaim their identity in mass peaceful protests after many said their image was tarnished when scenes of students hurling bricks at officers were projected around the world earlier this week.

Half those arrested in riot released without charges

After arresting more than 200 people this week while bringing order to the streets of Baltimore, police said Wednesday they had to let half of them go.

Gray's death becomes a factor in presidential, Senate contests

In a sweeping address that explored the racial dynamics of the criminal justice system, Hillary Clinton called Wednesday for an end to "the era of mass incarceration" of black men and said that the recent violence in Baltimore demanded political leaders take a new approach to law enforcement.

The truth about Freddie Gray's 'pre-existing injury from car accident'

Online reports are swirling that Freddie Gray had spinal surgery shortly before he died in police custody, and collected a payout in a settlement from a car accident. Those reports — which raise questions about the injury that led to his death in April 19 — point to Howard County court records as proof.

After Baltimore riots, fighting an image that paints a city 'with no control over itself'

Baltimoreans grapple with tough questions about the city's image after Freddie Gray's death in police custody and the resulting riots.

Carl Stokes explains his use of the 'N word' on CNN

After lighting up the Internet with his use of the "N word" in a heated exchange with CNN's Erin Burnett Tuesday, Baltimore City Council member Carl Stokes was back on the cable channel this afternoon explaining his words.

Why Toya Graham is such a winning TV story line amid Freddie Gray conflict in Baltimore

Amid Monday's ugly Freddie Gray conflict in the streets of Baltimore, TV has found a winning and upbeat story line in Toya Graham, who publicly reprimanded her 16-year-old son after she saw him wearing a hoodie and a mask and throwing rocks at police.

What's next in Freddie Gray investigation

As authorities investigate the circumstances of Freddie Gray¿s death in police custody, here¿s a look at the crucial next steps.

Critics question delay in calling out the Guard

As the Maryland National Guard patrolled Baltimore streets for the first time in more than 45 years, some critics questioned why it took so long to deploy them. Among those airing concern: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake did not return his repeated phone calls for more than two hours Monday as rioting spread across the city. He felt he couldn't call out the Guard without her.

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1,000 show for BSO performance in response to protests

Amid canceled performances, arts leaders hope their organizations will play a role in helping the city heal

Heaps of donations for first responders, residents affected by riots

Baltimore's firehouses, a home base for crews that battled more than 100 fires during Monday night's riots, are filling up with donations from a grateful public on Wednesday.

Mental health help for residents affected by turmoil

The constant images and reports of a city in strife have been unsettling. And as Baltimore continues to experience the aftermath of both the death of Freddie Gray and the demonstrations and riots that followed, the need for healing is abundantly clear to mental health experts.

Experts question gang involvement in riots

Although some Baltimore officials and religious leaders say gang outreach is essential in a crisis, criminologists were shocked to see the leaders supporting groups associated with a drug trade that helps to make Baltimore one of the nation's most violent cities.

Shabazz plans rally for thousands Saturday

Malik Z. Shabazz, the Washington-based lawyer who helped plan protests that began peacefully but ended in violence in Baltimore Saturday, is helping organize another, even larger rally for this Saturday, he announced at a press conference at City Hall Tuesday. Shabazz said the "massive national rally" would address "the burn behind the burn" — the social disparities many say lie behind crises such as the fatal confrontation between 25-year-old Freddie Gray and city police this month.

Why Baltimore burns for Freddie Gray

So better late than never: Freddie Gray's death and the protests that ensued are about race. We remain a city, state and nation far from achieving anything close to racial parity or fairness. No matter who started them, that's why the fires burn.

Director of youth homeless center burned in Baltimore riots: 'Anger is legitimate'

Lara Law seemed more sad than angry on Tuesday morning as she assessed the fire damage to the Baltimore homeless youth center where she and others provide services to young people frustrated with a lack of opportunities in the city's many impoverished neighborhoods.

Riots erupt: Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting

Police officers were seriously injured in violent clashes on the streets, buildings were looted and destroyed and Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency, activating the National Guard as portions of Baltimore devolved into chaos and burned on Monday.

Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray

In a funeral service Monday that was both personal and political, family, friends and strangers alike said farewell on Monday to Freddie Gray.

Police respond to threats of another 'purge'

Responding to social media rumors about another planned "purge" on Tuesday afternoon, police responded to various locations in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Obama calls for 'soul searching' in the wake of Gray's death

President Barack Obama, addressing the death of Freddie Gray and subsequent riots in Baltimore for the first time, said on Tuesday that the nation must "do some soul searching" about underlying causes of poverty and crime in often-overlooked city neighborhoods.

Mom talks about smacking son around during Baltimore riot

A mother who was caught on video smacking her 16-year-old son around after he threw objects at police said when they made eye contact, he knew he was in trouble.

Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray's death

Civil rights leader, the Rev. Al Sharpton, said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.

After protests, Baltimore curfew meets resistance

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a weeklong, citywide curfew starting Tuesday night to quell riots and looting that broke out on Baltimore's west side Monday.

Public Defender: Justice system strained by riot arrests

The front end of Baltimore's justice system was struggling to cope with the sheer number of people arrested in connection with Monday's rioting, a senior public defender said.

Heavy National Guard presence in central Baltimore

Dozens of National Guard soldiers stood watch outside Baltimore City Hall and lined the streets at the Inner Harbor Tuesday morning, lending a feeling of tense calm to downtown on a cool morning after riots swept through the city.

At funeral home, a call for peace and remembrance for Freddie Gray

There lay the slim body of Freddie Gray, dressed in a white baseball cap, spotless sneakers, blue plaid tie. His face appeared at peace — a sharp contrast to the events that precipitated and have followed his death.

After the protests, calm sought for Freddie Gray's burial

As his family prepared to bury Freddie Gray, who died of injuries sustained in police custody, the Baltimore man who inspired a massive demonstration on Saturday was invoked in a call for calm on Sunday.

Pro-police group rallies in Annapolis

Blue-clad family members and supporters of police rallied in Annapolis Sunday, after six officers in Baltimore were injured when protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent the previous night.

Batts email praises police for being 'scary good' at protests

In an internal email to police officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts praised his department's response to protests in the city on Saturday as "scary good."

Baltimore police arrest 35, 6 officers injured in protest

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a coalition of two dozen interdenominational leaders issued a "call for peace" Sunday after 35 people were arrested and six police officers were injured in protests over the death of Freddie Gray.

O's VP John Angelos: 'ball game irrelevant' when compared to poor's plight

John Angelos, the Orioles' executive vice president and son of managing partner Peter G. Angelos, had previously used Twitter sparingly, but on Saturday, sent a long series of tweets that connected into a 319-word statement in which he advocated for nonviolence and due process.

Cummings says Baltimore protests 'could have been worse'

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said the unrest late Saturday that followed hours of peaceful protests over Freddie Gray's death was caused by a "few people, mainly from out of town."

Freddie Gray's twin sister: 'please stop the violence'

The twin sister of Freddie Gray pleaded for peace after protesters turned unruly in Baltimore.

After peaceful start, violence mars Freddie Gray protest in Baltimore

Hundreds are gathering in West Baltimore Saturday to protest the death of a 25-year-old man, chanting, "Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail," and "All night, all day, we will fight for Freddie Gray."

As Orioles watch protest develop, emotions range from fear to understanding to disappointment

While protesters flooded Camden Street beyond the center-field fence of Camden Yards, eyes inside the Orioles clubhouse were glued to televisions.

The 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray's death

Freddie Gray briefly locked eyes with police about 8:39 a.m. on a breezeless, impoverished corner in West Baltimore, setting in motion a series of events that continue to spark protests nearly two weeks later. But unanswered questions remain.

Mayor, commissioner denounce work of agitators

Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake assured residents late Saturday that 1,300 police officers were in control of Baltimore as agitated protesters "wreaked havoc" after thousands marched in the streets..

Sociologist says mood of protests can change from block to block

Dana R. Fisher, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, said prior to Saturday's demonstrations in Baltimore that the tone of the protests will have a lot to do with the people organizing the crowds. More than 1,00 people gathered in Baltimore to protest the death of Freddie Gray, 25, a who was arrest on April 12 and died a week later from injuries he received while in police custody.

Freddie Gray arrest witness accuses police of intimidation

After Baltimore officials appealed for help in the Freddie Gray investigation, police released a photo of a witness to the arrest and asked him to come forward. Kevin Moore, 30, said Saturday that he is the man pictured in the photo. But the West Baltimore man — who captured part of the arrest on video — said he believes releasing his photo is a move to intimidate him.

Protesters cause damage in downtown

Some demonstrators damaged police vehicles and area business Saturday as a day of otherwise peaceful protests turned violent.

FOP criticizes Commissioner Batts on comments regarding Freddie Gray's death

The president of Baltimore's Fraternal Order of Police on Saturday criticized Commissioner Anthony Batts and other officials for statements made on Friday acknowledging errors in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man whose death in police custody has sparked local protests and national outcry.

Baltimore police acknowledge mistakes in Freddie Gray's death

As Baltimore officials braced for large-scale protests Saturday over of the death of Freddie Gray, police officials acknowledged that officers made mistakes during the arrest that ended with him slipping into a coma and dying a week later.

March for Freddie Gray could create traffic issues on Saturday

Saturday's march for Freddie Gray from the west side to City Hall could cause traffic problems and prompted at least one cancellation, while other businesses and event organizers are monitoring the situation.

What's the role of the church in troubled times? Pastors disagree.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant has called for the arrest on murder charges of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Other members of the clergy see their roles very differently.

Video technology changes the evidence, maybe society

But what society chooses to do with it remains to be seen

Police acknowledge gaps, say Freddie Gray investigation will continue beyond Friday report to state's attorney

Dozens of Baltimore Police investigators from multiple divisions within the department will continue investigating Freddie Gray's death beyond the promised delivery of findings to state prosecutors next week.

Group organizing weekend event predicts a 'wave' of demonstrators

Civil rights groups are asking Gov. Larry Hogan to respond to concerns over "police-community relations" following the death of Freddie Gray who died after he was arrested by Baltimore police.

Civil rights groups call on Hogan to convene special session

Civil rights groups called on Gov. Larry Hogan Friday to help resolve a fractured relationship between Baltimore residents and its police department, asking him to convene a special session to pass more comprehensive body camera laws and to invest cash in urban renewal projects.

The latest in the Freddie Gray case

As Baltimore Sun reporters continue to work the various stories surrounding the death of Freddie Gray, we'll try to keep you updated on the developments.

Hogan promises to sign bill doubling max payouts in brutality cases

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan plans to sign legislation that would double how much people injured by police can collect in civil lawsuits.

Ministerial alliance says Batts should resign in wake of Freddie Gray case

The president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore on Friday called for the resignation of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, saying the city's police department is "in disarray."

Freddie Gray's funeral, burial set for Monday morning

Funeral arrangements for Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died April 19 from a spinal injury suffered while in police custody, have been set.

Mayor, preachers express concerns about out-of-town protesters

A day before a national group plans a protest on Baltimore's streets, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and two dozen clergy members and community leaders pleaded for outsiders to behave peacefully while here.

Protesters take to Baltimore's streets for a fifth day

Hundreds of protesters poured onto the streets of downtown Baltimore Thursday, halting rush-hour traffic as they marched on the fifth consecutive day of demonstrations since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

Beginning of Freddie Gray's life as sad as its end, court case shows

The life of Freddie Gray Jr., who died Sunday from a severe spinal cord and other injuries sustained in police custody, had a beginning as tragic, in a way, as its ending.

Freddie Gray not the first to come out of Baltimore police van with serious injuries

Freddie Gray is not the first person to come out of a Baltimore police wagon with serious injuries. Relatives of Dondi Johnson Sr., who was left as a paraplegic after a 2005 van ride, won a $7.4 million verdict against the city. A year earlier, Jeff Alston was awarded $39 million by a jury after he became paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a van ride. Others also have received payouts after filing lawsuits.

No 'lynch mobs' here

In Freddie Gray death, protesters have so far shown admirable restraint

Fire department releases medical response timeline in Gray case

The Baltimore Fire Department first received a call for an "unconscious male" at the Western District police station at 9:26 a.m. on April 12, according to a new timeline provided by the department on its response in the Freddie Gray case.

Jesse Jackson: 'The police wagon became a tomb'

Veteran civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, urged protesters in Baltimore to rally peacefully and expressed his faith in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the wake of Freddie Gray's death.

Hogan sends 32 Maryland state troopers to Baltimore protests

Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday he will send Maryland State Police troopers to Baltimore City as protests intensify over Freddie Gray's death while in police custody.

City offers liberal leave, traffic impact expected for protests

As protesters continue to march on Baltimore streets Thursday, city officials urge motorists to considering leaving work early and preparing for delays.

Videographer: Freddie Gray was folded like 'origami'

Kevin Moore was asleep in his home the morning of April 12, when his uncle yelled to him: "the police are tazing Freddie."

Citizen video shows tension between police, residents near Freddie Gray arrest site

A citizen video shows tensions in the West Baltimore neighborhood that has been rocked by the death of Freddie Gray as officers say on tape they are stopping a man for jaywalking.

Protests intensify over Gray's death

Protests over the in-custody death of Freddie Gray continued on Wednesday, with two separate groups demonstrating at the Western District police station and City Hall downtown.

5 things we still don't know in the Freddie Gray case

As the investigations into the death of Freddie Gray unfold, a series of issues remain in question.

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Mayor turns to playbook she helped write after Ferguson

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake met with two dozen religious and community leaders the morning after Freddie Gray's death, asking for their advice and input.

Baltimore police union president likens protests to 'lynch mob'

The Baltimore police union president Wednesday drew outrage by comparing Freddie Gray protests to a "lynch mob" because they called for the officers involved to be jailed immediately.

Hogan doesn't want to 'politicize' Freddie Gray's death

Gov. Larry Hogan declined to launch another probe into Freddie Gray's death, saying he doesn't want to "politicize" it.

Freddie Gray's lawyer just wants to get his case closed

In a decade working as a public defender, Anne Stewart-Hill said she's had more than a dozen clients die — mostly murdered. Her latest was Freddie Gray. Now she's trying to get a drug case against him closed.

Baltimore officials on post-Ferguson panel, now in spotlight

Two members of the national group on improving police-community relations were Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Black and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. Now Baltimore's leaders find themselves trying to quell turbulence in their own city over the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he sustained while in custody.

Cummings: Police must speak up about Freddie Gray

Elijah Cummings says Baltimore police officers must not stay silent about Freddie Gray's death

A look at recent history of Baltimore police in-custody deaths

Before the recent death of Freddie Gray garnered national attention, other in-custody deaths raised concerns over police use of force by the community.

Mayor says Freddie Gray's family declined request to meet with her

Gray died over the weekend from injuries sustained in police custody, though the mayor says it's unclear whether police had probable cause to arrest him. His family is being represented by veteran attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr.

Freddie Gray's family attends Baltimore protest

Freddie Gray's family made a rare public appearance Tuesday night as the West Baltimore community around them protested the city's police department.

Tensions remain high over Gray's death

Tensions remained high across Baltimore Tuesday, from the West Baltimore neighborhoods where hundreds of protesters called for the prosecution of police to inside City Hall, where council members quizzed police brass looking for answers as to how Freddie Gray died in police custody. Protesters turned out for a third consecutive day of demonstrations following Gray's death, this time gathering at the intersection where Gray was arrested and marching to the Western District police station.

Freddie Gray a victim of America's longest war

Thursday column looking at Freddie Gray against backdrop of war on crime

Until Md. lawmakers act, stories like Freddie Gray's will continue

Despite scores of Marylanders attending marches, testifying before sub-committees and contacting their legislators demanding that something be done, the Democrat-led General Assembly opted to thumb their noses at their constituents during this year's legislative session. They failed Freddie Gray.

CNN going all out, delivering strong Freddie Gray coverage

When it comes to television, CNN has been in league by itself in covering the Freddie Gray story.

Justice Department opens probe into death of Freddie Gray

Amid public outcry over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, the U.S. Justice Department is opening an investigation into the 25-year-old's death.

Baltimore police identify officers suspended after Freddie Gray's death

Baltimore police released the names of six officers suspended with pay while the in-custody death of Freddie Gray is investigated.

What they're saying about Freddie Gray's death and Baltimore riots

A round-up of what national and international media outlets are saying about the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured while in Baltimore Police custody.

Five officers in Freddie Gray case gave accounts of incident

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says officials have not "fully engaged" all the police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – in contrast to a top-ranking police official's account

Full text: Baltimore police internal memo on Freddie Gray case

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sent an internal memo late Monday regarding the investigation into Freddie Gray's death.

Baltimore police internal memo says Batts met with officers in Freddie Gray probe

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts met Monday with the officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, the man whose death following an arrest has sparked heated protest.

PDF: Charging documents for Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray, 25, died on April 19 ¿ a week after he was injured while being arrested by Baltimore police. Video of the arrest surfaced, protests have broken out and an investigation into his death is under way.

Baltimore police focus on van ride in investigation of Freddie Gray's death

Baltimore police said on Monday that Freddie Gray asked for medical attention repeatedly while officers shuttled him in the back of a prisoner transport van, but they didn't call for paramedics until they found him critically injured and unresponsive at the end of the ride.

Friends, neighbors say Freddie Gray was a well-liked jokester known to police

On Monday, a day after 25-year-old Freddie Gray's death from a spinal cord injury sustained while in police custody, friends and acquintances painted a picture of a young man well-liked by older residents and beloved by his peers for his sense of humor and laid-back personality.

Freddie Gray's spinal injury suggests 'forceful trauma,' doctors say

Doctors said spinal injuries like those that led to Freddie Gray's death Sunday require "significant force" akin to a car accident and can fatally impair the body's ability to regulate blood flow and breathing.

Some local leaders call for Justice Department to probe Freddie Gray death

The U.S. Department of Justice office reviewing the Baltimore Police Department in the wake of brutality allegations said today that it would not intervene in the investigation of Freddie Gray's recent death while in police custody.

Eyes wide open to problems experienced by black men

Tuesday column on Freddie Gray death

Cable TV shapes national perception of Freddie Gray's death

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Anthony Batts can't compete with raw video

Freddie Gray repeatedly asked for medical care, police said Monday

City police wrote in court documents that Freddie Gray was arrested "without force or incident" for having a switchblade knife and suffered a medical emergency during transport.

Baltimore Councilman on Freddie Gray: 'How did we get to that point?'

City Councilman Brandon M. Scott, vice chairman of the public safety committee, said he¿s starting the day with more questions than answers in Gray¿s death.

Rawlings-Blake reaffirms 'independent eyes' to investigate Freddie Gray death

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday she's continuing to seek answers in the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured after being arrested by Baltimore police.

Councilman Mosby: City should release all information on Gray arrest

Councilman Nick Mosby called on city officials Monday to immediately release any and all information on the events that led to the death of Freddie Gray to the public.

Despite lack of clarity, Freddie Gray video has real public opinion power

As legal evidence, the citizen-made, cell-phone video of the arrest of Freddie Gray has its problems.

Freddie Gray dies a week after being injured during arrest

A week after he was injured while being arrested by Baltimore police, Freddie Gray died.

Statement from Freddie Gray's family attorney

Statement from attorney William "Billy" Murphy, Jr. on the death of Freddie Gray.

Protests follow tense week between Baltimore police, residents

Two days of angry protests outside the Western District Baltimore police station were the latest in a tense week between residents and law enforcement that included a town-hall airing of grievances about the department that drew several hundred attendees and a police-involved shooting.

Freddie Gray protests and reaction

Baltimore residents protest and officials respond after the death of Freddie Gray, 27, who was injured while he was being arrested in April 2015.

Hundreds at Baltimore police station protest over man's injuries during arrest

Hundreds of people raised their hands and turned their backs on officers outside the Baltimore Police Department's Western District station Saturday, part of a protest over injuries a man suffered while being arrested earlier in the week. Just as the protest was wrapping up, about a mile away an officer shot a man who police said fled a traffic stop. Police said he was armed with a loaded handgun, and lauded the officer's actions.

Police release timeline but no cause in Gilmor Homes arrest

Baltimore police on Thursday released a basic timeline of an arrest near Gilmore Homes this week that left a man critically injured, but the agency still did not say how he was hurt or why he was stopped.

Man injured in Gilmor Homes arrest has spine surgery, remains in coma

A man injured in a videotaped encounter with Baltimore police near Gilmor Homes this week had surgery and remained in a coma Wednesday, while the Police Department still declined to comment on why he was arrested or how he was hurt.

Man critically injured in videotaped Baltimore police encounter

A man was critically injured in a videotaped encounter with Baltimore police in the Gilmor Homes area of West Baltimore Sunday, prompting an internal use-of-force investigation of the officers, officials said.

Brutality lawsuits continue in Baltimore, site of Freddie Gray death

The city of Baltimore — which is investigating whether police misconduct played a part in Freddie Gray's death — continues to pay out tens of thousands of dollars in settlements for lawsuits alleging brutality.

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