A protester throws a tear gas canister back toward riot police after a 10 p.m. curfew went into effect in the wake of Monday's riots following the funeral for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. (David Goldman/AP)
National Guard troops fanned out through Baltimore, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of the city shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
Freddie Gray, 25, has become the latest symbol in the running national debate over police treatment of black men. Mr. Gray died in Baltimore a week after he was chased and restrained by police officers, and suffered a spine injury, which later killed him, in their custody. The police say they have no evidence that their officers used force. A lawyer for Mr. Gray’s family accuses the department of a cover-up, and on Tuesday the Justice Department opened a civil rights inquiry into his death.
After the death of Freddie Gray had been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday morning her office's intent to pursue criminal charges against the police officers in connection to Gray's arrest and death.
You know the Baltimore mom who went to the riot, found her son and lit into him with her right hand? Well, Toya Graham said Tuesday she did it because she didn't want her son to become another Freddie Gray. She also told CBS News that she's a single mother of six who doesn't play when it comes to her children.