Mayor's Statement in Support of DOJ Investigation into Death of Freddie Gray
Tuesday Apr 21st, 2015
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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Issues Statement in Support of the U.S. Department of Justice's Decision to Open an Investigation into the Death of Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE, Md. (April 21, 2015)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement in support of the U.S. Department of Justice's decision to open an investigation into the death of Freddie Gray:
"From the outset of our investigation, I have repeatedly affirmed my support for an outside review into the death of Freddie Gray. Whenever a police force conducts an internal investigation, there are always appropriate questions of transparency and impartiality. My goal has always been to get answers to the questions so many of us are still asking with regard to Mr. Gray’s death. Any effort that adds additional transparency and builds community trust in this process is welcomed. This outside review will assist us in getting to the bottom of what happened to Mr. Gray in the most objective and transparent way possible."