At this stage and without access to full info Klevius considers the most probable cause of death the knee that was planted in Freddie Gray's neck. Why isn't it addressed and whose knee was it?However, an other problem is the racist one, i.e. that black segregation, that causes more criminality than all other races together, is abused by vultures on racism for even more segregation and hate.
Gene Ryan, president of the police union chapter said that despite the tragic situation, "none of the officers involved are responsible for the death of Mr. Gray."
Klevius: How can he possibly know what happened under the knee?
Gray had been involved in 20 criminal court cases, five of which were still active at the time of his death, and was due in court on a possession charge on April 24
Police encountered Freddie Gray on the morning of April 12, 2015, in the street near Baltimore’s Gilmor Homes housing project, an area known to have high levels of drug deals and violent crimes. According to the charging documents submitted by the Baltimore police, at 8:39 A.M., the police "made eye contact" with Gray, who proceeded to flee on foot "unprovoked upon noticing police presence", and was apprehended after a brief foot chase, and was taken into custody without the use of force or incident. During the arrest, the officer stated that he "noticed a knife clipped to the inside of his front right pocket. The knife was recovered by this officer and found to be a spring assisted one hand operated knife." The formal charge filed by Officer Garrett Miller accused Gray of violating statute 19 59 22 - "unlawfully carry, possess, and sell a knife commonly known as a switchblade knife, with an automatic spring or other device for opening and/or closing the blade within the limits of Baltimore City." This was found to be false during the investigation, as the knife was of folding type which is not illegal.
Two bystanders captured Gray's arrest with video recordings, showing Gray, apparently in pain, being dragged into a police van by officers. A bystander with connections to Gray stated that the officers were previously "folding" Gray—with one officer bending Gray's legs backwards, and another holding Gray down by pressing a knee into Gray's neck, subsequent to which most witnesses contemporaneously commented that he "couldn't walk", "can't use his legs", and "his leg look broke and you all dragging him like that". Another witness told the Baltimore Sun that they had witnessed Gray being beaten with batons.
According to the police timeline, Gray was placed in a transport van within 11 minutes of his arrest, and within 30 minutes, paramedics were summoned to take Gray to a hospital. The van made four confirmed stops while Gray was detained. At 8:46 a.m., Gray was unloaded in order to be placed in leg irons because police said he was "irate." A later stop, recorded by a private security camera, shows the van stopped at a grocery store. At 8:59 a.m., a second prisoner was placed in the vehicle while officers checked on Gray's condition. In the official police report, officer Miller stated that "during transport to Western District via wagon transport, the defendant suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to Shock Trauma via Medic." He was taken to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in a coma.
The media has suggested the possibility of a so-called "rough ride"—where a handcuffed prisoner is placed without a seatbelt in an erratically driven vehicle—as a contributing factor in Gray's injury.
In the following week, according to the Gray family attorney, Gray suffered from total cardiopulmonary arrest at least once but was resuscitated without ever regaining consciousness. He remained in a coma, and underwent extensive surgery in an effort to save his life. According to his family, he lapsed into a coma with three fractured vertebrae, injuries to his "voice box", and his spine "80% severed" at his neck. Police confirmed that the spinal injury led to Gray’s death. The attorney also disputed the claim that Gray had been in possession of a switchblade, and stated that it was actually a "pocketknife of legal size"
A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,”.
After Baltimore officials appealed for help in the Freddie Gray investigation, police released a photo of a witness to the arrest and asked him to come forward. Kevin Moore, 30, said Saturday that he is the man pictured in the photo, but he is angry about the release. The West Baltimore man — who captured part of the arrest on a cellphone video — said he believes police released the photo to intimidate him.
State prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced the charges of the six Baltimore police officers involved in the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray. The charges include assault, manslaughter and second-degree murder:
1 Officers illegally arrested Gray and that they also failed to render proper aid after placing him inside of a police van.
2 That the medical examiner ruled Gray’s death a homicide and that he sustained a broken neck, and the back of his head also showed injuries consistent with him hitting it on a bolt on the back of the van.
3 Officers placed a handcuffed Gray on his stomach inside of the van and failed on five separate occasions to put him into a seat belt, as is department policy.
4 Officers ignored Gray’s calls for medical assistance.
5 Two others, Officer William Porter and Lt. Brian Rice were charged with involuntary manslaughter.
6 Officer Alicia White was charged with manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.
7 Officer Edward Nero and Officer Garrett Miller were charged with assault and misconduct.
8 Second-degree depraved heart murder manslaughter and assault (Caesar Goodson).
Baltimore’s Fraternal Order of Police also made a statement following Mosby’s announcement calling for a special prosecutor as the organization claims Mosby’s family ties with a Gray family attorney and the media undermines her ability to try the six officers. It is also knows that Mosby’s husband, Nick Mosby, is a Baltimore city councilman