These are some of the stories coming out of Baltimore as the weekend gets started. Although the Baltimore police department have completed their report, no official findings have been released to the public due to any tensions escalating over the weekend. These are the biggest stories coming out of the city.
From The Associated Press:
A coalition of media organizations, including The Associated Press, is seeking the release of more information about the death of Freddie Gray from the Baltimore Police Department. The other media seeking the records are The Baltimore Sun, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and WBAL-AM, WBAL-TV and WJZ-TV in Baltimore.
An attorney for the group sent a letter Thursday evening to the department, arguing for the release of reports, documents and other materials about the case. In particular, the organizations sought the immediate release of the police department’s report to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby as information that would serve the public interest.
The letter said, “This is a matter for which no review should be required because there is enormous public interest in and an expectation of transparency with regard to this matter, and release of the document would therefore only serve the public interest.”
Capt. Eric Kowalczyk, a department spokesman, said the matter was in the hands of the agency’s legal affairs department. He also said the department is processing requests for information as quickly as possible.
The second passenger in the police van with Freddie Gray speaks out:
From the Associated Press:
Among the hundreds marching in Baltimore in support of Freddie Gray was NBA star Carmelo Anthony, who moved to the city as a child.
“We’re being heard. We’ve just got to be careful to do it the right way. We can’t become violent … we’ve got to be patient,” said Anthony, the New York Knicks start who was born in Brooklyn.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, his players and former star linebacker Ray Lewis visited two Baltimore schools Thursday to help urge calm.
From The Guardian U.K.
After a Baltimore teen was recognized on video breaking windows on a police car, his mother and stepfather told him to turn himself in. Now, they may regret it, as their son, Allen Bullock, 18, is being held on $500,000 bail and may face life in prison. Read the full story HERE.
The Wire’s Felicia ‘Snoop’ Pearson knew Freddie Gray.
Baltimore mother Toya Graham and son Michael Singleton go on media tour after she pulls him from riots. And even Oprah approves.
Catch up with the mother and son below: