CRIME

Rioters And Police Clash Violently In Baltimore

Baltimore's streets were full of rioting after the Freddie Gray's funeral. Police had received what they believed were credible death threats from local gangs

CRIME
Protest and protesters clash in Baltimore
Apr 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM ET

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police on Monday afternoon following the funeral of Freddie Gray, leaving at least half-a-dozen officers injured and destroying a police car. Officers threw mace at a group of demonstrators, most of whom are thought to have come from a nearby high school, who were throwing rocks and bricks.

Earlier Monday, Baltimore police said they had received credible threats from members of “rival gangs” who teamed up to “take out” law enforcement officers, the Baltimore Sun reported. Several local businesses were closed in anticipation of the protests. The riots occurred after the funeral of 25-year-old Gray, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury while he was in police custody. The funeral was attended by thousands.