DOJ to Investigate Baltimore Police Department in Wake of Freddie Gray's Death

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced today the full-scale civil rights investigation of the Baltimore Police Department, focusing on allegations of use of excessive force.
1:31 | 05/08/15

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Attorney general Loretta lynch said today Baltimore's facing a significant challenge was serious erosion of public trust to lynch announced that the Justice Department is launching a full scale civil rights investigation. In the wake of Freddie Greek debt and to use force by the Baltimore apartment this investigation will focus on allegations that Baltimore police department officers. Use excessive force including deadly force. Conduct unlawful searches seizures and arrests and engage in discriminatory policing. On Lynch's first day on the job last week. Riots broke out in Baltimore following grace you know over the next 34 hours hundreds of buildings were damaged hundreds of people were arrested. And scores of police officers injured. Our goal is to work with the community. Public officials and law enforcement alike to create a stronger. Better Baltimore the attorney general visited Baltimore earlier this week meeting with law enforcement officials. Grace family and city officials who urged her to open this probe I will. Hold those accountable. It Cain is not me the Justice Department's civil rights division has opened a separate investigation into Gray's death. Six officers have been charged but there's a fierce debate in Baltimore about whether the charges are too harsh and whether they'll stick. This Justice Department investigation in Baltimore it's no one's done in Ferguson Missouri and Cleveland. A final report will be released to the public Karen Travers ABC news Washington.

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