A prisoner who shared the same police van with Freddie Gray the night he passed away has come out with a startling statement, telling investigators that he believes Gray wasÂ â€œwas intentionally trying to injure himself.â€
The man, who has not been identified, said that while being transported, that Gray wasÂ â€œbanging against the wallsâ€ throughout the ride.
According to a documentÂ obtained by The Washington Post, he was separated from Gray by a metal bar and could not see him, but could hear the ongoing commotion.
The circumstances surrounding Gray’s mysterious death that night have ignited violent riots across not only Baltimore, but prompted uncivil rest throughout the country.
One individual close to the officer involved in Gray’s death told CNN that GrayÂ â€œshackled [while in the van] because he was irateâ€ and â€œangry.â€
But the attorney for the Gray family said that they reject the notionÂ that Gray was the cause of fatally injuring himself.
â€œWe disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,â€ attorney Jason Downs said. â€œWe question the accuracy of the police reports weâ€™ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.â€
It will be interesting to see what other details come to light as this case moves along. Of course those rioting and calling for the slaughter of white police officers will not care about the actual facts surrounding Gray’s death.
H/T [The Blaze]