04/27/2015 12:16 pm ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

White House Sends Delegation To Freddie Gray's Funeral

The White House sent its own delegation of officials Monday to the funeral service of Freddie Gray, the African-American man who died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody in Baltimore two weeks ago.

The delegation includes Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, chair of the Obama administration's My Brother's Keeper Task Force; Heather Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Elias Alcantara from the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 and underwent a double surgery on his spine April 14. He died from his injuries on April 19.

At least 15 people were arrested by Baltimore Police over the weekend during protests sparked by Gray's death.

Thousands are expected to attend Gray's funeral at Baltimore's New Shiloh Baptist Church.


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