VIDEO=> 2nd Passenger Inside Police Van With Freddie Gray Says He Fears for His Life
On Thursday the local Baltimore media spoke with the second passenger inside the police van that was carrying Freddie Gray.
Donta Allen told police he heard Gray thrashing about.
Allen also said he heard banging from the other side of the van.
Donta Allen is now in fear for his life.
CBS Local reported:
From the beginning, the investigation into what killed Freddie Gray has centered on what happened inside the police transport van.
We knew there was another prisoner inside the van and tonight we hear from him.
WJZ‘s Mike Schuh is the first to speak with Donta Allen about what he heard.
“I am Donta Allen. I am the one who was in the van with Freddie Gray,” Allen said.
The one who the police commissioner calls the second prisoner in the van.
“The second prisoner who was picked up said that he didn’t see any harm done to Freddie at all,” Commissioner Anthony Batts said. “What he has said is that he heard Freddie thrashing about.”
But Allen wants to set something straight.
“All I did was go straight to the station, but I heard a little banging like he was banging his head,” he said.
He tells WJZ he’s angry about an internal police report published in The Washington Post.
“And they trying to make it seem like I told them that, I made it like Freddie Gray did that to hisself (sic),” Allen said. “Why the [expletive] would he do that to hisself (sic)?”
Allen was in the van because he allegedly stole a cigarette from a store on North Avenue.
He was never charged. Instead he was brought straight to the station.
“I talked to homicide. I told homicide the same story.” Allen said.