A senior law enforcement source reportedly told Fox News that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a direct order to her police chief to stand down as riots broke out Monday night.
When asked directly if the Baltimore mayor was the one who gave the stand-down order, the source said, “You are goddamn right it was.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 29, 2015
Mayor Rawlings-Blake later denied the claim in an interview with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer:
“So there was no order to hold back?” Hemmer asked the mayor.
“No,” she replied.
“To those who would suggest you screwed this up, what would you say?” asked Hemmer.
“People have their own opinion,” Rawlings-Blake responded.
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