Amid questions of how Freddie Gray‘s spine was severed while he was in Baltimore police custody – questions that led to days of peaceful protests, as well as rioting – comes a report from the Washington Post of a leaked document that actually suggests Gray was trying to injure himself.
Reports the Post:
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.
Source:: Black America Web