May 18

Obama limits military-style equipment for local police

Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

Maryland’s state attorney said Friday there was enough evidence to support criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who sustained a fatal spinal injury while in custody.

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