Freddie Gray

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Freddie Gray was a Baltimore resident who was arrested on April 12, 2015. During his journey to the station in a police van Gray was found unresponsive. He was taken to hospital and died on April 19. His death sparked riots in Baltimore and Chicago and protests across the United States. Six police officers involved in his arrest have been charged with multiple counts, including manslaughter, homicide, and misconduct.

12 Apr, 2015 08:40 am

Gray’s arrest

Arrest

Lt. Rice and Police Officers Nero and Miller are on bike patrol near the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street, Baltimore. Lieutenant Rice makes eye contact with Gray, who runs away. Less than a minute later Gray surrenders to Miller and Nero in the 1700 block of Presbury Street. The officers handcuff Gray and places him face down. Gray requests an inhaler, and says he cannot breathe, but does not receive one. Miller and Nero put Gray in a seated position and find a folding knife, and charge him with illegal possession of a switchblade knife. The officers then place Gray down on his stomach and restrain him until the police van arrived. Miller’s report:

The defendant was apprehended in the 1700 block of Presbury St. after a brief foot chase. This office noticed a knife clipped to the inside of his front right pants pocket. The defendant was arrested without force or incident. The knife was recovered by this officer and found to be a spring-assisted, one hand-operated knife. During transport to Western District via wagon transport the defendant suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to shock trauma via media.

New video shows arrest of Freddie Gray in Baltimore

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