Twenty-one months ago, I took the oath of office as Attorney General of the United States on the same day that Freddie Gray was laid to rest here in Baltimore. That was a difficult day for a city that had already endured weeks of tension and protest, as feelings of mistrust and suspicion unfortunately boiled over into violence and unrest. Several days later, I came here on my first trip as Attorney General. I met with law enforcement officers; with the civic, religious and community leaders of the city; and with young people. And in each meeting, what we heard was loud and clear: the people of Baltimore love their city – and because of their love, they were disturbed by the deeply-rooted mistrust between law enforcement officers and the community they serve. They could not abide the breakdown of that trust. They wanted to make things better.