Man In Coma With Spinal Injuries After Baltimore Police Encounter

A man is in critical condition after being arrested by Baltimore police officers in a Sunday incident that was partly captured on film.

27-year-old Freddie Gray was placed in an induced coma with at least three broken vertebrae following the incident, which occurred in the Gilmor Homes area of West Baltimore, family say.

Cellphone video captured by bystanders shows multiple officers detaining, and dragging Gray to a ‘paddy wagon’ as he moans in pain.

“Yall always gotta be violating,” a woman can be heard saying in one recording of the incident. “His leg looks broke, look at his f***ing leg!”

Seconds later another bystander approaches police and echoes the woman’s sentiment as the officers drag Gray off.

Police have commented little regarding how Gray came by his injuries or about the events that transpired prior to and following his arrest.

Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, only said Monday, that four bicycle officers tried to stop Gray at about 9 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of North Ave before the suspect ran, and police caught him.

“This is a very serious incident, that we are looking at thoroughly,” Rodriguez said. “I have been on the phone with the State’s Attorney’s Office and we are going to work jointly on this investigation.”

Rodriguez said he did not see any use of force in the video, but added that it did not show the entire incident and that the investigation was at an early stage.

The unidentified officers involved have been placed on administrative duty.

Update (04/19): Freddie Gray has died.


Chicago Police CPD Baseball Cap Embroidered Logo Patch Snapback One Size picture

Chicago Police CPD Baseball Cap Embroidered Logo Patch Snapback One Size

$12.00



East German Police Uniform Cap Hat Size 59 picture

East German Police Uniform Cap Hat Size 59

$11.99



Military Police Green Cap Distressed Military Hat US Army MP Low Profile Cotton picture

Military Police Green Cap Distressed Military Hat US Army MP Low Profile Cotton

$21.99



TASER

TASER "GOOD GUYS WEAR BLACK" ADJUSTABLE BASEBALL HAT CAP NEW LEGENDZ

$9.95



K9 Police Dog Ball Cap Hat K-9 Law Enforcement Adjustable Hats Caps Black New picture

K9 Police Dog Ball Cap Hat K-9 Law Enforcement Adjustable Hats Caps Black New

$18.95



U.S MILITARY IN MEMORIAM HAT PIN BADGE IN MEMORY POLICE SERVICE HAT PIN LAPEL  picture

U.S MILITARY IN MEMORIAM HAT PIN BADGE IN MEMORY POLICE SERVICE HAT PIN LAPEL

$9.99



POLICE THIN BLUE LINE HAT LAPEL PIN BADGE POLICE SERVICE HAT OR LAPEL PIN  picture

POLICE THIN BLUE LINE HAT LAPEL PIN BADGE POLICE SERVICE HAT OR LAPEL PIN

$9.99



Police Ball Cap Hat Law Enforcement 3D Embroidered Adjustable Hats Caps Black  picture

Police Ball Cap Hat Law Enforcement 3D Embroidered Adjustable Hats Caps Black

$18.95



American Flag Blue Line Hat Chicago Police Department  picture

American Flag Blue Line Hat Chicago Police Department

$19.99



NEW SHERIFF -STRATTON HAT/Lawman/ S40 /BLACK /MILAN/ LAWMAN/ POLICE sz 7 1/8  picture

NEW SHERIFF -STRATTON HAT/Lawman/ S40 /BLACK /MILAN/ LAWMAN/ POLICE sz 7 1/8

$75.95



Asa J

works primarily as an independent advertising consultant employing grass roots strategies to raise awareness about businesses in their local communities. He has an Associates of Arts Degree and is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Communications/Advertising Degree at Appalachian State University. He is Founder of Police State Daily. His work has been referenced in places like The Washington Post and Esquire Magazine. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you enjoy Asa's work at CopBlock.org, please consider tipping him Via PayPal or donating $1/month to the CopBlock Network. You can also purchase awesome CopBlock.org Gear from the store.