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A man carries items from a store as police vehicles burn, Monday, April 27, 2015, after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

- Associated Press

National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

A woman walks past the Consolidated Forensics Laboratory in Washington, D.C., on Monday. The facility is a 351,000-square-foot building that consolidates public safety forensic science and public health efforts into one facility. Different divisions plan to move into the facility in waves. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**

D.C. told to suspend in-house DNA testing

- The Washington Times

A national accreditation board that oversees forensic laboratories has ordered the District to suspend in-house DNA testing at its crime lab following completion of an audit that found staff lacked training and were using inadequate procedures.

A boy throws a brick at police, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore: Black life, riots on the streets

- The Washington Times

There’s much to be concerned and frightened about in Baltimore following a prayerful Sunday and funeral Monday, when Baltimore police warned law enforcers that the Crips, Bloods and Black Guerrilla Family are joining forces to “take out” police officers.

Friends and family of Freddie Gray gather around his casket before his funeral, Monday, April 27, 2015, at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a Baltimore Police Department van. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore officials call for peace ahead of Gray funeral

- The Washington Times

Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their respects to a man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody at his funeral Monday in northwest Baltimore, as city and state officials appealed to demonstrators to peacefully seek justice instead of committing acts of violence.

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