Monday Afternoon Headlines: Freddie Gray Case Makes National Headlines

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on MSNBC.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on MSNBC.

Here is a look at national media coverage of the death of Freddie Gray.

President Obama’s spokesman, Josh Earnest, was asked about the incident at Monday’s White House press briefing, NBC News reports.

On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell interviewed Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who promised a “thorough investigation.” Rawlings Blake said, “The family deserves to get answers, and so does the community.”

CNN says: Questions many, answers few, emotions high. The network also interviewed Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton during a segment on Monday afternoon.

Here in Baltimore, police held a press conference on the case this afternoon. Jerry Rodriguez said Gray died from an injury to his spinal cord, but many details are still unknown. Commissioner Anthony Batts promised to conclude the investigation by May 1. Rawlings-Blake said she, too, is frustrated, and wants answers.

The U.S. Department of Justice is already on the ground investigating the police department, but the Baltimore Sun’s investigative team reports that they don’t have immediate plans to probe this specific case.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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