Teen gets 6 months in jail for part in Freddie Gray unrest

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Posted: Mar 30, 2016 12:02 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — A teen who smashed a traffic cone through a windshield of a city police car during the unrest following Freddie Gray's death last year in Baltimore will spend six months in jail.

News media outlets report that 19-year-old Allen Bullock was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month to damaging property during the unrest.

Under the plea deal, Bullock was sentenced to 12 years in jail, with all but six months suspended. He must also serve five years' probation, complete 400 hours of community service and get his GED.

The $500,000 bail set for Bullock last year was criticized as too high. The six Baltimore officers charged in Gray's death were released on bonds of between $250,000 and $350,000.

Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died last April of injuries received in police custody. His death sparked widespread protests.

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This story has been corrected to show that the teen was sentenced to 12 years in jail, not 12 months.