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What Happened to Freddie Gray?

Steve Wagner

No one is sure what happened to Freddie Gray, but the stories, rumors, and scarce facts that are circling in the news are terrifying.

If you’re behind on this story, some of the basic “facts” are:

  • ·Freddie Gray was arrested on a weapons charge in a high-crime area of Baltimore, Maryland. Police reported that Gray “gave up without the use of force”, although court documents and attorney statements allege that Gray fled the scene after Baltimore Police Officer Garrett Miller discovered a switchblade on his person. Other reports say the officers never saw a knife.
  • Gray was arrested and placed into the back of a police van. When he entered the van, he was in seemingly good health. His breathing was fine, and he was talking as normal. When he exited the van, he could no longer speak and his breathing was inhibited.
  • Gray requested medical assistance and police called for an ambulance between 8:54 a.m and 9:24 a.m. (the earlier time, cell phone videos show Gray walking into the van, apparently in good health. The latter time is when he exited the van. What happened inside the van is a mystery).

Following his death, an autopsy of Gray’s body showed that he died as the result of a severe spinal cord injury.

Six police officers have been suspended following his death, and investigations are ongoing as to the cause.

Stay with us as we follow this story to find out what happened to Freddie Gray. If you have been injured in custody, we are here to help you. Call Wagner Reese at (888) 204-8440 for a free consultation regarding jail or prison death.


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