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Obama sending aides to Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore

Obama aides to attend Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore

President Barack Obama will send three aides to represent his administration at the funeral services for Freddie Gray, the White House said Sunday.

Gray, 25, died April 19, a week after he was arrested by Baltimore police. Gray suffered severe spinal cord injuries while in police custody.

Gray’s  services are set for 11 a.m. on Monday at New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe St.

Broderick Johnson, assistant to the president and Cabinet Secretary, who also chairs the administration’s My Brother’s Keeper task force, will attend.

Johnson, a Baltimore native, will be joined by Heather Foster, an adviser in the Office of Public Engagement. Elias Alcantara, with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, will also attend.


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