BALTIMORE (AP) -- The attorney for the family of a black man whose fatal neck injury in the back of a police van touched off riots in Baltimore says a Justice Department report indicates there are "widespread human cancers" in the city's police department.
Billy Murphy said Tuesday that "these human tumors must be promptly and surgically removed before they spread their human cancer any further."
Murphy helped Freddie Gray's family secure a $6.4 million civil settlement from the city. He stood by Gray's step father, Richard Shipley, during a news conference after meeting with Justice Department officials in Baltimore.
Murphy says he appreciates the Justice Department report, and he's looking forward to working for change. He says the findings indicate the city has "a law enforcement emergency" that requires prompt and thorough action."