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Gray, 25, died a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being arrested near Gilmor Homes in Sandtown-Wincheste

Thus far, Baltimore Police Department heads have not given an explanation as to how Gray was transported to a police van appearing to be in good health and wind up with a nearly-severed spinal cord most associated with a broken neck.

Additionally, family attorneys vehemently dispute the time that officers say Gray was in custody before being transported to the emergency medical center with life-threatening injuries.

Moreover, the family spokesperson said they want the public to view the video camera that captured what transpired before Gray’s demise.

As a family attorney raised questions about the circumstances surrounding Gray’s death, his stepfather, Richard Shipley, said relatives were too distraught to talk.

“He’s gone,” Shipley said. “What else is there to say?”

A Shock Trauma spokeswoman confirmed Gray’s death but provided no further details.

At a news conference, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said they are committed to providing the public with information about the circumstances of Gray’s death.

“I understand the frustration of the community and I take very seriously my obligation of transparency,” Rawlings-Blake said. “However we also have to balance that with our obligation to ensure a proper and thorough investigation is undertaken. Therefore we have to move forward in a responsible way to determine all the facts of this incident so that we can provide the community with answers.”

Hundreds of protesters hav gathered for two days outside the Western District station, demanding answers about what happened to Gray.


Few secrets revealed in Baltimore suspect death in police custody was originally published on atlantadailyworld.com

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