(BALTIMORE) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday rescinded his executive order declaring a state of emergency following last week’s riots.
Hogan signed the executive order last week after protests over the death of Freddie Gray, who died one week after he suffered a spinal injury while in police custody. “Last week, Maryland citizens and the entire nation watched as Baltimore was consumed by violence and tragedy,” Hogan said in a statement Wednesday. “The effort to restore calm and order to Baltimore was incredible and I cannot thank the community leaders, first responders, and all the men and women in uniform enough for the work they did to make it happen.”
“Today we are pleased to announce that the city and its residents can begin to heal and rebuild in a peaceful and safe environment,” Hogan added. “As of this morning…all National Guard, State Police and other police personnel, and all the assets that we brought in, have now been removed from the city.”
Hogan noted that approximately 250 businesses, 170 vehicles and multiple homes were damaged or destroyed in the violence.
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