Prisoner in Van Says Freddie Gray “Was Intentionally Tried to Injure Himself” and “Banging Against the Walls” of the Vehicle
EVEN IF TRUE, THERE IS NO WAY THE MOB IS GOING TO BELIEVE THAT FREDDIE GRAY INJURED HIMSELF, NOT A CHANCE …
The Washington Post is reporting that a prisoner who was being transported in the same van as Freddie Gray said, he could hear Gray banging against the walls of the police vehicle and the individual believed that he (Freddie Gray) “was intentionally trying to injure himself.” The 25 year old Freddie Gray was found unconscious in the police van when it arrived at a police station on April 12, having suffered a spinal injury and died a week later. Gray’s death touched off protests in Baltimore, Maryland and was used as the justification for violence, looting and rioting following his funeral. We are also learning this morning that there will be no complete, official police report forthcoming in Baltimore on Friday regarding the death of Freddie Gray.
The truth of the matter is that many things could have happened. Its hard to know how one would know someone was intentionally trying to hurt oneself like this when you could only hear and not see. Could some one sever ones spine by knocking their head against the way of a van? Seems hard to believe. Could one who was in restraints sever their spine if they had a seizure?
VIDEO: Megyn Kelley, The Kelley File – Did Freddie Gray Tried to Injure Himself in Police Custody
A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.
The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.
The document, written by a Baltimore police investigator, offers the first glimpse of what might have happened inside the van. It is not clear whether any additional evidence backs up the prisoner’s version, which is just one piece of a much larger probe.
Gray was found unconscious in the wagon when it arrived at a police station on April 12. The 25-year-old had suffered a spinal injury and died a week later, touching off waves of protests across Baltimore, capped by a riot Monday in which hundreds of angry residents torched buildings, looted stores and pelted police officers with rocks.
For a fantastic account and summary of the death of Freddie Gray, read the post at Legal Insurrection.
This new narrative questions the claims of police brutality that the protesters of Baltimore have jumped on as well as the MSM, Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. Is this scenario plausible? One thing is for certain, there is no way that the protesters in Baltimore or around the country who already believe this is a case of police brutality will care.
In it, a prisoner who was in the same police van as Gray said he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the van and thought Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself.”
The prisoner was separated from Gray by a metal barrier and could not see him, police have said.
The account is similar to what Batts told CNN affiliate WJZ last week, when the police commissioner said another suspect in the van heard Gray “thrashing about.”
But Gray family attorney Jason Downs disputes the notion that Gray caused his own fatal injury.
“We disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,” Downs told the Post. “We question the accuracy of the police reports we’ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.”
An attorney for the local police union has said those moments in the van are critical to understanding the case.
“Our position is something happened in that van,” police union attorney Michael Davey said. “We just don’t know what.”