WATCH: Obama's full remarks on Baltimore

President Obama on Tuesday addressed the violence in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, calling the violent reactions "counterproductive."

Obama said most Baltimore citizens appropriately handled the death of Gray, a black man who died from a spinal injury after police arrested him.


But those who are rioting and looting should be treated as criminals, the president said, calling for Baltimore and the U.S. to "do some soul searching."

"There are a lot of police who aren't doing the right thing," he said from the Rose Garden. He added that police departments need to work more closely with communities to address racial tension, an issue, he said, was nothing new.

"It seems like every week now," Obama said.

Watch the president's full statement above.