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Few details about police encounter that led to man’s death

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Associated Press


Published:
03:18 EST, 20 April 2015

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03:18 EST, 20 April 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Relatives, activists and even Baltimore city officials have more questions than answers about what happened to Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with four Baltimore police officers.

Gray, who died Sunday morning, was stopped by Baltimore Police Department officers on bike patrol April 12. Police have said Gray was running away from the officers when he was arrested and placed in a transport van. Police say roughly 30 minutes later, Gray was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Billy Murphy, an attorney for Gray’s family, said Sunday that 80 percent of the man’s spinal cord had been severed near his neck.

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest against the police following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. G...

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest against the police following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and top police officials promised accountability and transparency Sunday.

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimo...

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimo...

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimo...

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimo...

Citizens and groups such as the Justice League of NYC protest following the death of Freddie Gray, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. (Algerina Perna/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT

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