The streets of Baltimore will be handed back over to the Baltimore Police Department, for better or worse.
The Governor of Baltimore calls for the National Guard to withdraw from the city immediately.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the withdrawal of the National Guard from the city of Baltimore, Agence France-Presse reports. Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted the 10 p.m. curfew this morning.
“We’ve already started withdrawal of the Guard,” Hogan said at a news conference on Sunday.
According to a press release on the governor’s website, 3,000 National Guardsmen, as well as 578 State Troopers (“and other allied law enforcement officers”) were mobilized to assist the Baltimore Police Department. Nearly 300 law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and another 149 from New Jersey were brought in as well.
“The trucks are pulling out this morning,” Hogan said. “It’s going to take a little bit of a while.”