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(BALTIMORE) — Multiple police officers were injured in Baltimore Monday in violent protests after the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury while in police custody earlier this month.

Police said a group of protesters were throwing bricks in the direction of officers near the Mondawmin Mall. A police presence in the area had been building throughout the afternoon Monday.


One of our officers has been injured at Mondawmin Mall. The group continues to throw bricks and other items at police officers.

— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 27, 2015

Additional officers have been injured in the area of Liberty Heights and Reisterstown Rd. The group continues to throw bricks at officers

— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 27, 2015

We are continuing to deploy resources into the neighborhoods around Mondawmin Mall to ensure everyone remains safe.

— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) April 27, 2015

Baltimore City Police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said at a press availability that seven officers had been seriously injured and one was unconscious.

Before Gray’s funeral on Monday, police had announced that there was a credible threat against law enforcement officers. A police press release warned that members of gangs including the Bloods, Crips, and Black Guerilla Family “have entered into a partnership to ‘take-out’ law enforcement officers.”

Volatile protests had been held throughout the weekend, with some violence reported. Baltimore City Police said that between Saturday afternoon and the early morning Sunday, there had been 34 arrests.

Gray was picked up by police on Sunday, April 12. Police have not officially disclosed a reason why he was taken into custody, though they said Gray fled after officers made eye contact with him.

He went into a coma on Thursday, April 16, and died the morning of Sunday, April 19, his family attorney has said.

Controversy over Gray’s arrest spread across the country when footage shot by bystanders appeared to show Gray shouting in pain as he was apprehended.


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