Baltimore Seeks Answers in Freddie Gray’s Death

Baltimore Seeks Answers in Freddie Gray’s Death

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT
Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) 

Ben Brumfield, CNN

BALTIMORE (CNN) — Freddie Gray was in perfect health until police chased and tackled him in Baltimore over a week ago, his lawyer said. Less than an hour later, he was on his way to a trauma clinic with a spinal injury, where he fell into a coma.

On Monday, police may reveal details of what happened to him when they hold a news conference.

Two witnesses hit record on their cell phones during what looked to be the 25-year-old’s arrest. Police told CNN affiliate WJZ that they also have surveillance video of him.

But there appears to be a gap of some minutes left to account for in the April 12 incident. Police, according to their own timeline, spotted Gray, gave chase, caught him, cuffed him and requested a paddy wagon in fewer than 4 minutes. The transport van left with Gray about 11 minutes after that, police said, and another 30 minutes passed before “units request paramedics to the Western District to transport the suspect to an area hospital.”

Gray died Sunday, a full week after the encounter and just hours after protesters in front of Baltimore police headquarters raised signs and hands in the air and cried, “Justice for Freddie.”

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