(USA Today) – A black man who died in police custody in Baltimore in April died of a “high-energy injury” that likely happened when the police van in which he rode suddenly slowed down, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested after a foot chase by police officers, suffered a severe spinal injury and died a week later. Police said they chased Gray after he and another man spotted police and suddenly started running away. Gray’s death followed a line of incidents involving black men or teens dying in police custody or by other citizens, and the incident sparked protests throughout Baltimore and throughout the country.
The autopsy was completed April 13 and was not made public.
The medical examiner’s office could not be reached Tuesday evening, nor could State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.