DOJ To Investigate Baltimore Police Over Excessive Force
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday the Justice Department will investigate the Baltimore Police Department's use of excessive force.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | May 8, 2015
"We felt that the best thing to do was to conduct an investigation to see if violations rose to the level of civil rights violations," U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said.
The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department engaged in "a pattern or practice" of excessive force. Loretta Lynch was in Baltimore this week — her first official trip as attorney general. (Video via WMAR)
There she met with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake who, along with Maryland's congressional delegation, had called for a federal investigation.