New Cellphone Video Shows Freddie Gray Put In Police Van
A new video showing Freddie Gray’s fateful encounter with police surfaced Wednesday, which may shed new light on a case that has sparked rioting, violence and charges for six Baltimore police officers.
Michelle Gross and another witness who has remained unidentified say they saw police officers drag Gray into a police van at Mount and Baker streets on April 12, The Baltimore Sun reports. The unidentified witness used a cellphone video to record the incident.
Though the video quality is low, yelling can be heard as several officers can be seen standing by Gray behind a white van stopped at a stop sign. The video reportedly shows officers put Gray into handcuffs and leg shackles before sliding him head first on his stomach into the van.
The video can be viewed via The Baltimore Sun.
Gray died April 19 from injuries he suffered during his time in custody, a death that sparked riots and led to the looting and burning of much of the city. (RELATED: INSIDE THE RIOTS: Violence, Fire And Robbery As Crooks Attack Reporters)
Since the riots, shootings in Baltimore have skyrocketed. The Western District of Baltimore has had 22 homicides this year, already surpassing the total of 21 for all of last year.
The six officers are awaiting trial, but many experts have expressed concerns that the charges are overambitious and will be impossible to get convictions on. (RELATED: Law Professor: Baltimore Officers Were Overcharged, Charges Will Likely Be Dismmissed)
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