The story of the tragic death of a black man named Freddie Gray in the city of Baltimore, Maryland continues to unravel with scant credit to the police of that city. We do know that Mr.Gray was stopped by police for some minor infraction of driving codes. We do know that SIX policemen were engaged in subduing ONE man, and we do know that he was placed in the back of a police van in a state of collapse with a leg hanging limp. We do know that he requested an inhaler because he had asthma. That we do know. We do not know exactly what occurred once Mr. Gray was placed in the back of a van. However, we do know that when the van arrived at police headquarters and the back of the van was opened, Mr. Gray was dead due to a broken neck. So, what happened?
1. Mr. Gray fooled around with his neck while handcuffed and twisted it until he was dead.
2. There were other prisoners in the van and they broke his neck.
3. The van halted suddenly and it caused a broken neck.
Michael Davey of the Police Department insists that police did not enter the van after Mr. Gray was placed in it. “Policy is policy, practice is something else. It is not always possible for officers to enter the rear of the transport vans that are very small, and this one was very small.”
So, SIX officers feared for their lives because a single man who was handcuffed somehow in some way posed a danger to their safety?? NO COMMENT