The police are looking into how the police handled the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral.
On Wednesday, Baltimore’s police union said it is conducting an investigation of the department’s actions during the late-April violence and protests. FOP3 President, Lt. Gene Ryan, formally issued a request to the city for tapes of tapes and text messages between police leadership, and e-mails that show communication between the brass and City Hall officials.
Ryan said the union would release the results of the investigation to the public in hopes of seeing “lessons learned, misconceptions resolved and future planning improved.”
The union said 160 officers and firefighters injured during the incidents. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has acknowledged that officers did not go through training that would have better prepared them for dealing with violent crowds, but the union appears to be looking specifically at what happened on the streets.
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