Dr. Ben Carson, potential candidate for president in 2016, spoke about the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, CNN reported. The Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six police officers in the death of Gray on Friday.
Mosby says that the officers didn’t do enough to ensure Gray’s wellbeing.
According to Mosby, “Mr. Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the BPD [Baltimore Police Department] wagon.”
Ben Carson praised the prosecutor’s swift action, which would most likely quell protests that have resulted in full-on riots in the streets of Baltimore, as reported by the Inquisitr.
Carson said about the Freddie Gray case, “I was happy to see that the prosecutor came out sooner rather than later with a statement about a tragic incident surrounded by significant clouds of suspicion.”
Carson said that Gray’s injuries most likely did not occur as a result of his arrest, Breitbart reported.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, said about Gray’s death, “The type of injury incurred by Mr. Freddie Gray at the base of the cervical spine with significant damage to the spinal cord requires a great deal of direct pressure to that area. It would be almost impossible to acquire such an injury by simply rolling around in a van, regardless of how violently.”
Carson continued, “Let us hope that whoever inflicted said trauma did not intend to yield such an outcome. It is undoubtedly true that this entire situation would be easier on everyone if admission of whatever guilt exists and a full description of what occurred is presented to the necessary authorities.”
According to Mosby, the driver of the van in which Gray was transported, along with the other officers, had not properly secured Gray in a seatbelt and ignored his pleas for medical aid. Mosby also says that the police had no reason to stop Gray and that the switchblade he had on him when arrested was a legal pocket knife, contrary to police reports.
Carson also went on to call for a more peaceful resolution to the Gray case, instead of the continued rioting that has caused destruction in many parts in the city of Baltimore.
“Now it will be up to everyone to peacefully let the legal and judicial process work and today is a great start per the prosecutor’s actions.”