Shocked! I’m Shocked!!!

Prisoner in van: Gray was ‘trying to injure himself’

The Washington Post, meanwhile, reported that it obtained a police document saying that Gray was “banging against walls” inside the police wagon after his arrest, a period when Baltimore police officials contend he must have sustained his fatal spinal injury earlier this month. A prisoner sharing the police van with Gray told investigators he believed that Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to the document.

The prisoner was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him, the Post reported. His statement was contained in an application for a search warrant, sealed by the court but obtained by the newspaper under the condition that the prisoner not be named.

The 72 hour rule wins again.   Nothing even resembling the truth will be known in the first 72 hours,  at least.

Update: And the narrative continues to change.  “Rough Riding“,  a time honored  tradition of punishing the arrestee that make the arresting officers chase them down.  The arrestee is placed in cuffs (including leg irons in this case) and driven fast over rough roads.  Usually they only collect a few bruises.  But sooner or later someone was going to get hurt.  This was a worst case scenario; for the suspect, for the police but mostly for the city.

The ridiculous over-charging of the police officers with murder and manslaughter will not serve to chill the city out.  The burnt out blocks will serve as the tombstone for the dead and dying City of Baltimore.

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read. 66 years old and have a new girlfriend!
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One Response to Shocked! I’m Shocked!!!

  1. Pingback: Freddie Gray, death by miss-adventure. | On the North River

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