BALTIMORE (CBS SF) — Angry crowds rioted in Baltimore, throwing rocks and bricks at police officers and looting stores hours after thousands attended the funeral of a man who died after being severely injured in police custody.
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The rioting began after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury and died a week after his arrest. Rioters were spread out across several parts of the city, damaging police patrol cars and setting other vehicles on fire.READ MORE: Grieving Family Members Call for Justice for Slain Security Guard Kevin Nishita
Police said while the funeral was underway, the department had received a “credible threat” that rival gangs were working together to “take out” law enforcement officers.MORE NEWS: Warriors End Suns’ Win Streak at 18 With 118-96 Victory