The Department of Justice is looking into whether “prosecutable civil rights violation occurred” when Baltimore police officers apprehended a man who later died with an unexplained spinal injury.
“The Department of Justice has been monitoring the developments in Baltimore, MD, regarding the death of Freddie Gray,” a Justice Department spokesman said in a statement to ABC News. “Based on preliminary information, the Department of Justice has officially opened this matter and is gathering information to determine whether any prosecutable civil rights violation occurred.”
Police have not clarified why Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested or how he suffered the injury that his family says occurred in police custody and resulted in his death a week later.
This guy was unarmed and died as a result of a severed spine. If you watch the following video, it’s pretty clear whatever spinal injury he suffered, it occured at the hands of the police before he was put into the paddy wagon.