BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he has rescinded a state of emergency for Baltimore and all National Guard and state police have been pulled out.
Hogan made the announcement Wednesday, more than a week after 2,000 National Guardsmen were called into the city when protesters overwhelmed police by throwing bricks and bottles at them.
Stores were looted, cars and businesses were burned and nearly 100 officers were injured during the riot April 27.
The Guard and state police helped local officers enforce a city-wide curfew for a week.
Hogan lifted the state of emergency as the mayor called on the Justice Department to investigate whether city police use excessive force and discriminatory practices.
Hogan says that request was "probably a step in the right direction."