Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American, was arrested on April 12 for possession of a switchblade, and died a week later as a result of spinal cord injuries received while in police custody. The officers involved in the case denied using any force against Gray during or after the arrest. However, the video recorded by witnesses shows that Gray had been dragged to the police van while screaming in pain. His death triggered a wave of mass protests in Baltimore against police brutality and racism, prompting the Maryland's governor to announce a state of emergency.
The decision by the State's Attorney for the city of Baltimore to file criminal charges against the police officers involved in the illegal arrest of Freddie Gray represents a critical moment in holding law enforcement accountable for their actions.
US President Barack Obama said that it is absolutely vital that the truth comes out on what happened to Freddie Gray.
Kevin Moore, a man who filmed African-American Freddie Gray's taking into custody by US police in Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested.
The death of 25-year-old African American Freddie Gray from injuries received in police custody was determined as homicide, according to State’s Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby.
Baltimore, Maryland police officers on April 12 illegally arrested Freddie Gray, according to Maryland's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
A 51-year-old man was found dead in Baltimore in a truck near the CVC Pharmacy that was burned in Monday’s riot, according to media reports.
US President Barack Obama’s decision not to visit Baltimore, Maryland amid the ongoing tension in the city over the recent death of African American Freddie Gray is justified by lack of security resources, White House Spokesperson Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Thursday.
The city of Baltimore started handing out community peacekeeper passes for anyone who hopes to protect the city’s neighborhoods, Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods Director Gus Augustus stated on Thursday.
China has lost no time using the Baltimore riots to point out the fallacy of the US' claims to human rights and equality of opportunity, as an editorial in a top state-run paper took the US to task Thursday over the city's poverty and protests.
According to a local ABC affiliate, an internal police investigation has found no evidence that Freddie Gray’s injuries stemmed from his arrest, and most likely occurred in transit in the back of the police vehicle.
US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stressed the importance of the Baltimore police investigating what happened to Freddie Gray, but cautioned that the public must wait for the police report.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said that Baltimore deserves to know what happened to Freddie Gray who died under unclear circumstances.
Another black man has died in police custody. In response, people are up in arms across America. But will the riots lead to more people calling for the State to normalize the situation? And what role does the media play in shaping the narrative?
Thousands of people participated in protesting rallies following the death of Freddie Gray in different cities of the United States.
At least 100 people were arrested in New York City after rallies that spilled from Baltimore to other US cities, according to local media.
At least two media outlets have begun spreading false reports and unsubstantiated rumors that Freddie Gray had "pre-existing" injuries that would vindicate the Baltimore police force - and many more are unquestioningly reposting them - all while official sources remain silent.
More demonstrations erupted in Baltimore, as crowds on Wednesday evening continued to express frustration with police brutality. They were joined in solidarity by people in New York, Boston, Washington DC, and other major cities across the country.
As Baltimore picks up the pieces from the last few days of protests and riots, a new day brings new aspects to light, and a city that remained relatively calm on Tuesday night is still bracing itself for the possibility of more violence. Not helping matters, Baltimore police have imposed expensive bonds on its poorest residents.
US President Barack Obama will not change the way he characterized the Baltimore rioters as being “thugs and criminals,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press briefing on Wednesday.
Democratic Presidential Candidate and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that police officers being attacked in the line of duty in US communities is unacceptable for the United States.
Democratic front-runner in the 2016 US presidential campaign Hillary Clinton said there is something profoundly wrong when African-Americans men are far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes and sentenced to longer prison terms than white men.