Workers remove a monument dedicated to the Confederate Women of Maryland early on Wednesday in Baltimore, Maryland. Photograph:  Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP

Confederate-era monuments were quietly taken down in the middle of the night in the US city of Baltimore. Journalists in the Maryland city reported o(...)

Gloria Darden, Freddie’s Gray mother. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters

The city of Baltimore has proposed paying $6.4 million (€5.7 million) in a wrongful death settlement to the family of Freddie Gray, who sustained a fa(...)

Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who was fired by the Mayor this week. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters.

The Baltimore police commissioner, Anthony Batts, was ousted Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Watts arrived in Baltimore three year(...)

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch (C) said “the situation in Baltimore involves a core responsibility of the Department of Justice - not only to combat illegal conduct when it occurs, but to help prevent the circumstances that give rise to it in the first place”. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters.

The US justice department will investigate whether the Baltimore Police Department engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional policing, law enforcement (...)

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said: “My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today.” Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake yesterday lifted the city’s 10pm curfew, effective immediately. The announcement came after another evening (...)

Members of the National Guard sit parked in a humvee in the Sandtown neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

As protesters marched in several cities across the US, Baltimore officials asked for patience while prosecutors decide whether to charge six officer(...)

 A protester is arrested during a march in  Manhattan, New York,    held to support protests against police brutality following the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Photograph: Gary He/EPA

Baltimore, still recovering from Monday’s riots, is waiting to hear how a state prosecutor will respond to a criminal investigation into the circumst(...)

Rioters on West North Avenue in Baltimore. Shops were looted in northwest Baltimore and police were attacked with rocks  hours after Freddie Gray, who has become the nation’s latest symbol of police brutality, was laid to rest. Photograph: Matt Roth/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has called on police departments across the country to do some “soul searching” on how they handle black suspects after race(...)

Police officers detain a demonstrator on Gilmore Avenue near Baltimore Police Department Western District during a protest against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters.

Twelve people were arrested after a protest in the US city of Baltimore over the unexplained death of a black man in police custody. Pockets of vio(...)

A woman holds a protest sign during a rally to protest at the death of Freddie Gray, who died following an arrest by Baltimore police. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

More than 1,000 demonstrators chanting “shut it down“ marched through Baltimore on Saturday to protest the death of a black man who died after being t(...)