BALTIMORE – New details about what may have happened to Freddie Gray before his death could once again set off violent protests in Baltimore. WJLA reports from multiple police sources that the medical examiner determined Gray’s death was caused by catastrophic injury inside the police transport van.
The news comes just hours after the Baltimore Police Department dropped a bombshell.
“This morning, our task force charged with investigating the tragic death of Mr. Freddie Gray turned over the contents of this investigation to the State Attorney’s Office,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.
That means the full report will not be released Friday.
Get this, investigators say they also discovered the van that transported Freddie Gray made one more stop than previously reported. No word on why the van stopped or what happened.
“We discovered this new stop based on our thorough and comprehensive and ongoing review of all CCTV cameras and privately owned cameras,” said Deputy Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.
In another development, The Washington Post reports another prisoner who was in the van with Gray told investigators he thought Gray was intentionally trying to injure himself. While police say the man couldn’t see Gray because of a metal barrier, he reportedly told investigators he could hear Gray banging against the walls.
It’s now up to the prosecutor’s office to sort through the task force report.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hopes the new developments will not undo the newfound sense of peace in the city.