BPD: Freddie Gray Needed Help at Arrest

    At a press conference on Friday afternoon, the Baltimore Police Department admitted that Freddie Gray—the 25-year-old who died of a severed spinal cord injury allegedly suffered during his arrest or during the following unbuckled ride in a police van—should have received medical care at the site of his arrest before being placed in a police vehicle. "Freddie Gray should have received medical attention and he did not,” said Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis. In a video captured by a bystander, Gray’s legs appear limp as he is dragged to a police van. The van stopped twice—once to secure Gray’s legs with shackles—but he was not secured to a seat within the van. Gray died a week after the arrest. In the same press conference, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said he will not resign.

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