Prosecutor takes over as new details about Freddie Gray's death emerge

Freddie Gray Case Gets Even More Complicated
Freddie Gray Case Gets Even More Complicated


The investigation into the death of Freddie Gray took a new turn Thursday as conflicting reports over his behavior in police custody emerged.

Baltimore City's State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced in a statement Thursday she will be spearheading a new investigation, taking key files from the Baltimore City Police Department.

"We take pride in our neighborhoods, but, more importantly, we take pride in our city," Mosby said.

Thirty-five year old Mosby has been Baltimore's chief prosecutor for less than five months and is now tasked with unraveling a case that has been the catalyst for nationwide protests and riots across the city.

Mosby steps in as more and more layers have been added to Gray's mysterious death.

According to WJLA and The Baltimore Sun, law enforcement sources say a medical examiner found "Gray's catastrophic injury was caused when he slammed into the back of the police transport van, apparently breaking his neck; a head injury he sustained matches a bolt in the back of the van."

This follows an earlier report by The Washington Post that cited police documents that said detainee riding in the same police transport van as Gray -- who was separated from him by a metal partition --told officials he heard Gray "banging against the walls" as if he "was intentionally trying to injure himself."

But that detainee told WJZ-TV the leaked report twisted his words and that's not what he said.

"They trying to make a say like I told them that Freddie Gray did that to himself. Why the f--- would he do that to himself!" Donta Allen said.

Others are skeptical of those leaks too, including the executive director of ColorOfChange.org, who released a statement blasting the authorities in charge.

"Local officials and Governor Hogan are militarizing police, criminalizing protesters, and now blaming Gray for his own brutal death. It's indefensible."

The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office did not reveal a timetable for their investigation.