BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Whistle-blowing, chanting demonstrators briefly scuffled with police on Thursday during a protest over the death of a black man in Baltimore police custody.
A handful of the hundred of marchers demonstrating against the death of Freddie Gray, 25, threw bottles of water and debris at police as officers arrested a man during the noisy march from City Hall to the Western District police station where Gray was taken when he was arrested on April 12.
BALTIMORE (Reuters) – The U.S. Southern Christian Leadership Conference will independently investigate the death of a black Baltimore man in police custody, with the local head of the civil rights group saying it lacked confidence in a police probe into the death.
The man, Freddie Gray, 27, was arrested on April 12 and died on Sunday. A preliminary autopsy showed he died of a spinal cord injury. His death has sparked outrage and days of protests in this largely black city of about 620,000 people.
By Ian Simpson
(Reuters) – Five of the six officers involved in the arrest of a black man who died in police custody gave voluntary, recorded statements the night of the incident, a lawyer for the Baltimore police union said on Wednesday.
The lawyer, Michael Davey, contradicted comments from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake over the death of Freddie Gray, 27, who was arrested on April 12 and died on Sunday. A preliminary autopsy report showed Gray died of a spinal injury, and his death renewed concern about law enforcement treatment of U.S. minorities.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge begins hearings on Wednesday on whether would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr. could get more time outside the mental hospital where he has lived since shooting Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Hinckley, 59, has been allowed since December 2013 to leave Washington’s St. Elizabeths Hospital for 17 days a month to stay with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Baltimore on Tuesday to protest the death of a 27-year-old black man who died after being arrested by local police.
The U.S. Justice Department is looking into the case of Freddie Gray, who was arrested on April 12 and a week later in a hospital after slipping into a coma, a spokeswoman said.
By Ian Simpson
(Reuters) – Baltimore police on Tuesday identified six officers suspended over the death of a black man in police custody, a case that has renewed concern about U.S. law enforcement’s treatment of minorities.
Freddie Gray, 27, was arrested by white officers on April 12 and died on Sunday after slipping into a coma. A preliminary autopsy report said he died from a spinal injury, and the death has sparked outrage in the largely black city.
By Ian Simpson
(Reuters) – Baltimore police vowed on Monday to make a full and swift probe of the death of a black suspect who suffered spinal injuries after white officers arrested him, the latest incident to raise questions about the treatment of minorities by U.S. police.
Freddie Gray, 27, of Baltimore, was arrested on April 12 and died on Sunday from a spinal injury after slipping into a coma, officials said. His death has sparked outrage and protests in the largely black Maryland city of about 625,000 people.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A power line broke loose at an electrical substation near Washington on Tuesday, briefly dimming the White House, emptying museums and cutting electricity to government buildings and the U.S. Capitol for hours.
The Justice Department and State Department were among thousands of customers whose power was cut in the early afternoon, along with the University of Maryland and some World Bank offices.
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – A power outage hit the White
House and much of the Washington area on Tuesday, snarling
trains, emptying museums and cutting electricity to government
buildings and the U.S. Capitol.
The Justice Department and State Department were also
affected, along with the University of Maryland. Power company
Pepco Holdings Inc said the outage stemmed from a dip in
voltage because of transmission line trouble.
, April 6 (Reuters) – The site where Robert
E. Lee surrendered his Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant 150
years ago on Thursday, effectively ending the United States’
bloodiest war, is proof that history’s biggest turning points
can occur in the smallest places.
Ceremonies, re-enactments by thousands in Union and
Confederate uniforms, and bell ringing will commemorate the Army
of Northern Virginia’s surrender at the village of Appomattox
Court House on April 9, 1865, ending four years of fighting that
cost 620,000 lives.