Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six local police officers with murder and manslaughter in the death of serial criminal Freddie Gray on May 1.
The six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are (top row from left) Caesar Goodson Jr., Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and (bottom row from left) William Porter, Brian Rice and Alicia White. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)
Since the police were charged arrests in Baltimore are down by 50% .
The Baltimore Police Chief released a statement after the arrests saying the police are more afraid of going to jail in the city under the current Democratic leadership than they are of taking a bullet.
The Freddie Gray autopsy was leaked today to the media and shows the young Baltimore man’s death was an accident – not murder.
The Baltimore Sun reported:
Freddie Gray suffered a single “high-energy injury” — like those seen in shallow-water diving incidents — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
The state medical examiner’s office concluded that Gray’s death fit the medical and legal definition of an accident, but ruled it to be a homicide because officers failed to follow safety procedures “through acts of omission.”
Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into the wall during an abrupt change in direction. He was not belted in, but his wrists and ankles were shackled, making him “at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van.”
Baltimore Democrats torched 61 buildings, damaged 350 businesses and injured 113 police officers during rioting after Freddie Gray’s death.