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Christie Sending 150 Police Officers to Baltimore for Riot Control

By    |   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 04:48 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he is sending 150 state police officers to Baltimore to provide security in the wake of Monday's riots, The Hill reported.

The governor said that the personnel being dispatched to Baltimore who are initially slated to be on the ground for 72 hours include 100 troopers who will "provide operational support" and 50 "enlisted and civilian personnel” who will "provide investigative and logistical support."

The governor, who said a New Jersey State Police team was already "on the ground" in Maryland, added that New Jersey's full deployment of police "will unfold later today to help ensure a peaceful resolution for the city and people of Baltimore."

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake requested that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan call out the National Guard on Monday night, after riots broke out that afternoon in Charm City.

Maryland officials have said they expect as many as 5,000 law enforcement officers to come in from neighboring states to assist with security.

The Baltimore mayor's office said Tuesday there were 144 vehicles set afire and nearly 200 arrests in the violence that erupted in the city on Monday, The Associated Press reported.

Talking Points Memo said that Christie, who is considering a run for president, issued a series of tweets earlier in the day announcing the deployment of New Jersey troopers to Baltimore.

Christie tweeted that he spoke with Hogan Monday night "and let him know that New Jersey is offering our full support & solidarity."

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he is sending 150 state police officers to Baltimore to provide security in the wake of Monday's riots, The Hill reported.
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