Freddie Gray’s untimely death while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department has sparked outrage. With so many unanswered questions about the series of events that led to Gray’s death, citizens have resorted to rioting out of frustration over the police department’s questionable activities.
Now, new details about Gray’s “rough ride” inside the police transport van have been released. Previous reports have revealed that Gray was not properly restrained in the van. Breaking news reports have also uncovered details about a fourth mysterious stop that the van made before arriving at the police station, reports CNN.
“The second stop has been revealed to us in the course of our investigation and was previously unknown to us… We discovered this new stop based on our thorough and comprehensive and ongoing review of all CCTV cameras and privately owned cameras and in fact this new stop was discovered from a privately owned camera.”
Now, it has been reported that Gray suffered a severe head injury inside of the van. According to the Guardian, the 25-year-old was killed when his head was slammed into a bolt inside the van.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 30, 2015
Sources have stated that the medical examiner’s preliminary findings include details regarding a wound on Gray’s skull that reportedly matches the imprint of a bolt inside the van. The catastrophic injury apparently led to Gray’s neck being broken, reports WJLA. Unfortunately, the latest details have not changed the perspective of those seeking justice.
There are still many unanswered questions regarding the multiple injuries Gray suffered. Although the medical examiner’s findings explain Gray’s head injury, citizens want justifiable answers for all of his injuries. According to the New York Times, many have speculated that officers deliberately refused to buckle Gray into a seat-belt, an action that has led to severe injuries in previously publicized cases. Gray’s alleged leg injury, severed spinal cord, and crushed voice box have also raised concerns. It has also been reported that Gray’s request for medical attention was also ignored, reports CNN.
The unanswered questions and controversial statements have prompted more protests. According to Rolling Stone, protests are now taking place in New York City, Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Ferguson, Missouri.
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