Friday, May 1, 2015

Doctors Disagree With The Baltimore Police About Freddie Gray’s Spinal Injuries

Baltimore Police Department
Commissioner Anthony Batts
Maryland State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has filed charges against six officers in the death of Baltimore man Freddie Gray. During a live press conference, she expressed a commitment to justice and condemned those in law enforcement who have “leaked information prior to the resolution of the case,” saying that they have damaged her office’s ability to carry out a fair and impartial process.
As authorities dig deeper into the events surrounding Freddie Gray’s arrest and mysterious death, there seem to be more questions than answers, particularly about how exactly the 25-year-old Baltimorean sustained his fatal injuries. Gray’s spine was nearly severed and his voice box was crushed.

Mosby may have been alluding to a Baltimore Police Department document obtained by the Washington Post that alleges Gray caused his own injuries by banging on the police van while he was being transported. Conservative news sites wasted little time disseminating the findings in stories that speculated that Gray damaged his spine long before the incident and won a court settlement for those injuries, although the court document in question was actually related to a lead poisoning case.

There’s a lot of information that critics say contradicts the account reported in the Post. There’s a video showing a numbness in Gray’s legs as officers drag him into a paddy wagon. Donte Allan, the man in the van with Freddie Gray whose account forms the basis of the police document obtained by the Washington Post, later denied telling police anything. And Baltimore’s WBAL-TV investigative reporter Jayne Miller says that statements from her sources contradict what the Washington Post reported.  READ MORE

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