Baltimore Mayor to Announce DOJ Partnership


BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will announce a new partnership between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The announcement scheduled for Wednesday morning comes a day after a visit by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who pledged to improve the police department. Lynch met with city officials, community leaders and the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating the death of Freddie Gray for potential civil rights violations. The Justice Department is expected to release results of a separate review of the police department’s use of force practices in the coming weeks.

Also Wednesday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to address the state of emergency related to rioting in the city after Gray’s funeral.

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