The Latest: Baltimore lifts curfew as tensions ease following rioting and looting

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Baltimore's mayor has lifted a citywide curfew six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in the city.

The order for residents to stay home after 10 p.m. had been in place since Tuesday, and officials had planned to keep it in place through Sunday. Protests since Monday's riots have been peaceful, and the announcement of charges against six officers involved in Gray's arrest eased tensions.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement Sunday morning that her goal was not to maintain the curfew any longer than was necessary.

Gray died after suffering a severe spinal injury while in police custody. The six officers face charges ranging from manslaughter to second-degree murder.



A woman with her hands in cuffs as she was being put into a police van told the media she was being arrested for a "very egregious curfew law. If they're doing this to me, they're going to do it to you." She said she had been part of the protests and had been waiting on the street for her sister to pick her up.

Police also arrested a man who had been shouting obscenities. He was being put into a police van in front of the media pen, shouting he was being locked up for nothing and police had broken his glasses.

A community activist asked a police lieutenant to get the man put into the van quickly as he was in front of the media. The lieutenant said the man has to be searched and "he's got to get a seat belt."

People have been protesting the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered injuries while in police custody and later died.