President Barack Obama will send three White House officials to the funeral of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died in police custody this month.
Obama sent no senior officials to Margaret Thatcher or Chris Kyle‘s funerals.
FOX News reported:
The White House says the head of President Obama’s initiative for minority males will attend the funeral of a Baltimore man who died after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.
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Broderick Johnson, the chairman of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, will represent the administration at Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray. Johnson is also the Cabinet secretary.
Gray is the 25-year-old black man who died a week after an encounter with Baltimore police left him with grave spinal injuries. He is being buried Monday in Baltimore.
The White House said Sunday night that Johnson, a Baltimore native, will be accompanied by two other officials.
Barack Obama sent no representatives to Margaret Thatcher or Chris Kyle‘s funerals.