Statement from the State's Attorney's office on re...


Latest updates on Baltimore unrest and Freddie Gray case

Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 following a foot pursuit by officers in the Gilmor Homes area of West Baltimore, and he suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. His death a week later sparked protests over police brutality and unrest in the city — including looting and rioting — that drew international attention to the case. On April 27, riots erupted throughout the city; all told, 235 people were arrested, 20 police officers were injured, hundreds of businesses were damaged and 144 vehicles and 15 buildings were set on fire during the chaos that Monday evening. A citywide curfew was enacted and a state of emergency declared.

Below is The Sun's live blog coverage of the Baltimore unrest and riots. Live blog coverage began April 24 as police provided the first of many updates about the Gray investigation and continued until May 3, two days after Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced charges against the six officers.

April 27 riots coverage: Riots erupt: Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting | Baltimore rioting kicked off with rumors of 'purge' | Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray | Damage and incidents of violence [Map] | Photo gallery | Video | Reader reaction [Map]

Key live blog updates:

April 25: Protesters clash downtown
April 27: Freddie Gray's funeral; first mentions of 'credible threats' and a 'purge' | Clashes with police at Mondawmin Mall, downtown | Police update: 'A trying and disappointing day'; pastors, Gray family speak on night of riots
April 28: Cleanup begins | Gang members call for peace | Tensions rise again | First night of curfew, unrest continues
May 1: State's Attorney announces charges against 6 officers

Visit our special section for the latest news and The Baltimore Sun's in-depth coverage on the Gray case and ensuing unrest.
  • Statement from the State's Attorney's office on receiving Baltimore Police investigation

    The State’s Attorney’s Office has in fact received the hardcopies of the Baltimore Police Department’s investigative file; however, the results of their investigation is not new to us. We have been briefed regularly throughout their process while simultaneously conducting our own independent investigation into the death of Freddie Gray. While we have and will continue to leverage the information received by the Department, we are not relying solely on their findings but rather the facts that we have gathered and verified. We ask for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.
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