Baltimore Police Will Not Publicly Release Findings of Freddie Gray Investigation
According to CBS Baltimore, Baltimore Police will release their report on the death of Freddie Gray in police custody on Friday — except not to the public. They will instead submit the report’s findings to the state attorney general’s office.
Lt. Eric Kowalcyzk says a report will not be issued Friday. Police will turn over their findings to state's attorney's office on Friday.
— WJZ | CBS Baltimore (@cbsbaltimore) April 29, 2015
UPDATE — 5:45 p.m. ET: At a Wednesday afternoon press conference, Baltimore Police Capt. Eric Kowalczyk discussed the report in an effort to “clear up some confusion.”
“There is not a report that is going to be issued,” Kowalczyk said. “What we are going to do, which is unique, is turn over all of our findings, all of our investigative efforts, to the state’s attorney’s office.”
Kowalczyk pledged accountability, but said they cannot release all of the information to the public because the “integrity” of the investigation will be lost if there will be charges brought forth. Therefore, Kowalczyk said, the police department is working to quickly give all appropriate documents to the state attorney’s office in order to ensure accountability.
“We are being accountable to them so that we can be accountable to the public,” Kowalczyk added.
Watch the press conference below, via the Baltimore Police:
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