BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A war of words plays out between Baltimore’s mayor and the union that represents city police. The union wants to know–did Stephanie Rawlings-Blake order police to stand down during violent riots that injured more than 100 officers.
Christie Ileto with the tense exchange.
Keeping the peace in Baltimore has been a struggle since April 27–both on the streets and now among city leaders–where a very public dispute is brewing between police brass, the union and the mayor.
No one was prepared when tensions boiling exploded at Mondawmin Mall before sweeping the city.
“They should have had all of the officers with the proper equipment on,” one officer said.