This week the upheaval in Baltimore, on the heels of the Freddie Gray debacle, has seemingly calmed after national guard curfews were lifted and a semblance of order was restored.
Enter newly installed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who appears intent on carrying out Eric Holder’s administration style for the Department of Justice.
After meeting privately with the family of Freddie Gray, the prisoner whose death in police custody sparked the unrest, Lynch pledged to offer direct support to the Baltimore police department. She said, “We’re here to hold your hands and provide support.”
The DOJ has already launched an investigation on the Gray case. They are looking into whether Gray’s arrest and handling was a violation of his civil rights. The case appears to be more complex than that in Ferguson, Missouri. A majority of the city officials, the city Mayor, and a plurality of the city’s police force are African American.