Documents related to unrest after Gray death released
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials have released thousands of pages of documents related to unrest following Freddie Gray’s death.
Officials released the material Monday to The Associated Press and other outlets in response to public information requests. The documents include emails among officials, as well as statements and news releases.
The documents from behind the scenes include complaints and questions from the public and business groups about a curfew Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake imposed. Letters from Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who later was fired, commend his staff, but the documents also indicate a lack of police protective gear. Transportation Director William Johnson complains in one email, as rioting broke out on the day of Gray’s funeral, that there is “unacceptable” confusion among people looking to the Rawlings-Blake administration for guidance.