The prisoner who was in the police van with Freddie Gray said Gray was “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and he believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to an investigative document the Washington Post secured.
The other prisoner was an ear witness. He couldn’t see Freddie Gray because they were separated by a metal partition, but he could hear him.
By time the police wagon arrived at the station, Gray was unconscious. He had asked for medical help at one point but did not receive any.
The evidence, including the mileage and speed of the vehicle, do not support a rough ride as some have suggested.
Six police officers, including a lieutenant and a sergeant, have been suspended. So far there is no evidence that there was an altercation in the van. They have all been suspended without due process.
They are speaking out as well. They said Freddie Gray was very irate and that’s why they didn’t shackle him.
Source: The Washington Post