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Report: Baltimore police unprepared for riots after Freddie Gray death

Report: Baltimore police unprepared for riots after Freddie Gray death

A new report says Baltimore police were underprepared and disorganized during the protests and rioting that followed the death of Freddie Gray.

The report, "Lessons Learned from the 2015 Civil Unrest in Baltimore," was conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum at the request of the city's former police commissioner, Anthony Batts. The report focuses on the police response from April 25 to May 3.

The report says the department's command center was overcrowded, officers had inadequate training and equipment, arrest policies were murky, and officers were unsure of who was in command positions.

Commissioner Kevin Davis...

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