Baltimore Police Admit Mistakes In Freddie Gray Arrest

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Following week-long protests in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore police admitted there were mistakes made in the 25-year-old’s arrest, Think Progress reports.

Gray died of a severed spinal cord April 19, a week after police chased him on foot, arrested him, and placed him in the back of a police van. In a Friday press conference, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said the young man should’ve received medical treatment after the arrest.

It’s still unclear how Gray sustained the severe injuries. Video of Gray’s arrest shows him screaming in pain as officers place him under arrest. Several witnesses said police “folded his body like origami,” Think Progress writes.

“[Batts] also said Gray was unbuckled in the transport wagon, which could mean officers took him for a “rough ride,” when police deliberately drive erratically to injure unbuckled and handcuffed passengers.

“We know he was not buckled…

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