Baltimore Police Warning About Gang Threat Prompts LAPD Order That Officers to Ride in Pairs

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A line of Baltimore Police officers hold their ground at the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A line of Baltimore Police officers hold their ground at the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues during violent protests following the funeral of Freddie Gray April 27, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, who was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Homes housing project on Baltimore’s west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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The Los Angeles Police Department ordered officers Monday to ride in pairs while in cars after Baltimore police received what they considered a "credible threat" against all law enforcement officers.

The so-called Blue Alert went out to officers nationwide and was passed on to LAPD officers after Baltimore police warned law enforcement agencies across the country that they had gathered intelligence about a "credible threat" by the Black Guerilla family, Crips and Bloods to "take out" law enforcement officers.

Most Los Angeles police officers on patrol already ride with a partner, but the directive ensures that everyone does.

The information was relayed amid escalated tension between police and demonstrators protesting the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody. Some marches have turned violent, and several officers have been injured.

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