Regulators: Baltimore Police Strap Up To Prepare For Riots Following Freddie Gray Verdict

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Baltimore Police Preparing For Potential Uprising Following Freddie Gray Verdict

A report in ABCNews states the the boys in blue in Baltimore are loading all their guns and strapping up their riot gear in the event that the trial regarding the death of Freddie Gray yields an unsatisfactory result…

Closing arguments are expected today in the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, and officials are taking no chances.

The Baltimore Police Department has taken extra precautions in order to be sufficiently staffed when the jury reaches a verdict in the case of William Porter.

All scheduled leave for police officers has been canceled this week “in order to ensure adequate staffing,” according to a police news release.

“The community has an expectation for us to be prepared for a variety of scenarios,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in the release.

The death of Gray while in police custody prompted citywide riots in April and led to a state of emergency being declared in the city.

For those who don’t know, all of the officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death are being tried separately.

Porter is the first of the six police officers facing charges in relation to Gray’s death.

Porter faces second-degree assault, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office charges. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges, as have the other five officers.

Do you think these cops will be found guilty? Will Freddie Gray and his family receive the justice they deserve?

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