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ID:

740

Date:

2015-06-24

Headline:

Fearing a 'Catastrophic Incident,' 400 Federal Officers Descended on the Baltimore Protests

Reporter's name:

Jason Leopold

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

VICE News

City:

Baltimore, MD

Summary:

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which may monitor domestic protests near federal buildings or parks, deployed over four hundred Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers during protests and rioting in Baltimore, to protect “high-risk federal facilities,” including a utility company site holding liquid natural gas. Documents also showed DHS cast a skeptical eye at Baltimore Police Department (BPD) claims that local gang members had schemed to attack law enforcement officers.

Notes:

The Office of Operations Coordination, an office of DHS, released over 700 pages of documents to Vice.

Keywords:

Freddie Gray, Baltimore, police, police brutality, civil rights, protests, Department of Homeland Security, DHS

URL:

https://news.vice.com/article/fearing-a-catastrophic-incident-400-federal-officers-descended-on-the-baltimore-protests


Agencies:

DHS

States:

MD

Categories:

civil rights
law enforcement


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