Protesters in Baltimore continue to demand answers about how Freddie Gray reportedly suffered a fatal spinal injury while he was in police custody. The case is raising new questions about Maryland's Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights and the balance between due process for police officers and the public's right to know what happened.
Electoral politics can be enough to drive anybody to drink — but until this legislative session, one Maryland city had laws on the books that specifically prohibited hitting the suds on election night.
"He was a typical Sandtown kid," one neighbor said about the man critically injured while in police custody. Demonstrators marched onto a highway onramp and faced a line of officers blocking their way Wednesday night
There will be a federal civil rights investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.
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