BALTIMORE – A report has found several issues with Maryland's handling of civil unrest after the death of Freddie Gray last spring in Baltimore.
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency report was released Monday to The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1Sqa2I2 ). The newspaper says the report indicates that the state's response was hampered by the inexperience of some emergency management staff and resulted in slow payment to vendors for services provided.
In addition, the report found that the State Emergency Operations Center was relying on inaccurate information from media coverage during the riots because it received few details from official channels.
The MEMA report is the first to focus on the role of the state rather than the city or its police force. It also notes several strengths of the state's response.