A decision has been made by the Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch to launch a federal investigation against the Baltimore Police Department. The investigation will be to determine whether or not the police department has a pattern of using excessive force. This investigation could begin as early as tomorrow according to The Washington Post.
Lynch a few days ago that an official decision would be made soon regarding this matter. She testified today during her first hearing on Capitol Hill as attorney general, and mentioned that she would be making a decision shortly about whether or not the civil rights division of the department will be conducting a federal investigation into the Baltimore Police Department and their actions.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore, requested on Wednesday that the Justice Department open an official federal investigation. The mayor made the request after Marilyn J. Mosby, who is Baltimore State’s Attorney, filed charges against the six Baltimore officers who arrested Freddie Gray. The Washington Post added that a decision will be made soon, and the department wants to resolve the situation as soon as possible.
By Heather Granruth