The Baltimore Police Department announced Thursday that the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray will be handed over to the Maryland State Attorney’s office.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said the department had finished its investigation a day early after “exhausting all possible leads,” but that the case remains open. The department’s inquiry is in addition to a federal investigation.
The police also revealed that the van carrying Gray had made a fourth and previously undisclosed stop, which was apparently only revealed through private videotape.
Batts had promised the report, eagerly anticipated by Gray’s family and the protesters, by tomorrow. However, at least one piece of the police’s investigation has been leaked to the Washington Post, in which an officer said the other prisoner in the van testified that Gray had been intentionally trying to hurt himself, a claim that has been challenged.
Gray was arrested over two weeks ago by Baltimore Police officers for still-unexplained reasons. At some point during the next forty-five minutes, his spine became “virtually severed”; Gray died from the injury a week later. All officers involved have been suspended.
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