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BREAKING: Freddie Gray’s Autopsy Rules Death A Homicide Caused By “High-Energy Injury”

New details have just emerged in the Freddie Gray case.

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The Baltimore Sun obtained a copy of the official autopsy report which deemed Gray’s death a homicide. The 25-year-old who died in police custody  was not given a seat belt when he was loaded into the van, a violation of Baltimore police policy.

State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, denounced the release of the report. She sought a protective order to keep evidence in the case out of public view.

“I strongly condemn anyone with access to trial evidence who has leaked information prior to the resolution of this case,” she said in a statement.

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According to the report, Gray may have been standing in the van but due to his hands and ankles being restrained, he most likely experienced an “unsupported fall.”

The medical examiner also said Gray suffered a “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine most likely from a sharp turn or sudden deceleration of the police van.

The driver of the police van has been charged with several counts, including second-degree depraved-heart murder. Another officer has been charged with several counts, including manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Two other officers have been charged with several counts, including involuntary manslaughter. An additional two officers are charged with several counts, including second-degree assault.

The six officers charged in his death have plead not guilty to their alleged crimes and will stand trial in October.

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Assistant Medical Examiner Carol H. Allan reiterated that Gray’s injuries could have been less severe if officers had been more attentive to his requests.

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“…It was not an unforeseen event that a vulnerable individual was injured during operation of the vehicle, and that without prompt medical attention, the injury would prove fatal,” she said in the report.


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