This is the greatest heap of bullshit that I have heard in a while. Courtesy of the Washington Post:
BALTIMORE — 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,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.
The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.
The document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, offers the first glimpse of what might have happened inside the van. It is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version, which is just one piece of a much larger probe.
Do they seriously expect people to believe that Freddie Gray crushed his own voice box, severed his spine and broke three vertebrae, all while he was handcuffed and his legs shackled in the back of the paddy wagon?
Lead investigative reporter for WBAL-TV, Jayne Miller, refutes a police document reported on in the Washington Post that Freddie Gray intentionally tried to injure himself while in police custody.
Courtesy of The Guardian:
A previously undisclosed stop made by the police van carrying Freddie Gray after his arrest in Baltimore has been discovered by investigators, police said, as they announced they had completed a criminal inquiry into his death.
Details of what happened during the stop may shed new light on how Gray sustained fatal injuries in police custody. It was the second of four made by the vehicle on its journey to the western district police headquarters.
Gray was taken from the police station to hospital with a broken neck. He died on April 19, prompting a wave of protests over police brutality.
“The second stop has been revealed to us in the course of our investigation and was previously unknown to us,” Baltimore deputy police commissioner Kevin Davis said at a press conference. Davis said the stop was filmed by a private CCTV camera.
News of the discovery was disclosed as police said they ha completed their inquiry a day before a self-imposed deadline and passed their file to Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore. Mosby will now decide whether or not to bring criminal prosecutions.
So the police lied about the number of stops!! Initially they said there were three stops…