Freddie Gray, 25, died on April 19 — a week after he was injured while being arrested by Baltimore police. Video of an arrest surfaced, and an investigation is under way. Throughout the week, thousands of protesters have marched through the city, holding signs calling for reform and justice. Follow our comprehensive Freddie Gray coverage here.
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A police officer forcibly escorted Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting on Feb. 21. He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to move back further. Assaf protested, stating he was within his First Amendment rights to be where he was standing. Another officer then forced him to move. The Sun is posting all of Assaf’s images from the shooting scene as well as photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox, who witnessed and documented the incident.
Lt. Eric Kowalczk, the chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said the department has opened an internal investigation into the allegation. He declined to comment more specifically on the incident, “because we have an investigation and we don’t want to prejudice that.”
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Nine people and eight horses make up the mounted police unit in Baltimore City, currently in its 125th year in existence. The unit has been larger and smaller over the years with 24 officer and horses in the 1980s (its heyday) to as few as only four horses four years ago. Several horses were donated by area businesses and local communities.
Photos taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Algerina Perna.
Mike Boyd and Jim Mingle are detectives for the Baltimore City Police Department assigned to West Baltimore, which has seen 15 killings this year, including a triple homicide this week. Along with 150 sworn officers who typically work administrative jobs, detectives are being called upon this month to temporarily bolster patrol units and create a visible blanket over the city to smother the outburst of gunfire.