Baltimore mayor calls for federal investigation into police, promises body cameras

Posted at 11:19 AM, May 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-06 11:19:30-04

BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) — The Baltimore Police Department will have body cameras by the end of the year, mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promised during a press conference Wednesday morning.

At the same press conference, Rawlings-Blaker also announced that she had joined the City Council president in requesting a Department of Justice full pattern and practice investigation into the city’s police department.

The mayor said she discussed this request with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday, who is in Baltimore with a team of DOJ officials investigating the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, and expects an answer soon.