Freddie Gray – Torture Timeline

Timeline: Freddie Gray’s arrest, death and the aftermath
From Baltimore Sun

8:39 AM
April 12, 2015

Police pursuit

Four officers on bicycles attempted to stop Freddie Gray and another man, who ran after seeing police at the intersection of W. North Avenue and N. Mount Street. “A lieutenant begins pursuing Mr. Gray after making eye contact with two individuals, one of which is Mr. Gray,” Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said.

8:40 AM
April 12, 2015

The arrest

Police caught and arrested Gray in the 1700 block of Presbury Street. Police said Gray stopped voluntarily and they did not use any force. An officer took out his Taser but did not use it, police said. “That has been verified by downloading the information on the Taser and also by the physical evidence on Mr. Gray’s body,” Rodriguez said.

8:42 AM
April 12, 2015

Van requested

Officers request a van to take Gray to the police station. At that point, Gray asked for an inhaler, police said.

8:46 AM
April 12, 2015

Police stop the van

The driver of the transport van believes that Gray is acting irate in the back. Police stop the van “so that paperwork can be completed, and at that point Mr. Gray is placed in leg irons and put back in the wagon.” Multiple witnesses tell The Sun they saw Gray beaten but police say evidence including an autopsy disputes their accounts.

8:54 AM
April 12, 2015

En route to Central Booking

The wagon clears Mount Street heading toward Central Booking.

8:54 AM
April 12, 2015 — 8:59 AM
April 12, 2015

Previously unknown stop

Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis said police determined that the police wagon that was transporting Gray made a previously unknown stop. Investigators scoured the area for surveillance footage and found a private camera showing the van stopped at Fremont and Mosher streets after picking up Gray, he said.

8:59 AM
April 12, 2015

Checking on Gray

At Druid Hill Avenue and Dolphin Street, the van driver requests an additional unit to drive over and check on Gray in the back. Minutes later, the van is requested at 1600 W. North Ave. to pick up another prisoner. Before the wagon leaves, there is some communication with Gray. “And again, we need to assess Mr. Gray’s condition, how we responded, were we able to act accordingly,” Rodriguez said. The van drives to the Western District police station with both suspects.

9:26 AM
April 12, 2015

Paramedics requested

The city fire department gets a call for an “unconscious male” at the Western District police station. Gray is in serious medical distress.

9:33 AM
April 12, 2015

Medic unit arrives

A city fire department medic unit arrives at the Western District police station. Paramedics are on the scene providing “patient care” for 21 minutes, departing for Shock Trauma at 9:54 a.m.

10:00 AM
April 12, 2015

Shock Trauma

Medic unit arrives at Shock Trauma, where Gray would remain until his death a week later.

4:30 PM
April 13, 2015

News conference

Police hold a news conference to brief media on the incident.

April 14, 2015

Gray undergoes a double surgery on his spine at Shock Trauma.

April 15, 2015 — April 18, 2015

Gray remains in a coma.

April 18, 2015

Protests begin.

The protests erupt outside the Western District police station.

April 19, 2015

At approximately 7:00 a.m., Gray dies at Shock Trauma.

Gray died a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being arrested near Gilmor Homes in Sandtown-Winchester.

April 19, 2015

At approximately 7:00 a.m., Gray dies at Shock Trauma.

Gray died a week after he suffered a broken vertabra after being arrested near Gilmor Homes in Sandtown-Winchester.

April 19, 2015

Protests resume in Western District.

Attorney for Gray family releases a statement saying the man’s spine was 80 percent severed.

11:20 AM
April 21, 2015

Officers identified

Police identify six officers suspended with pay in connection with the Freddie Gray investigation. They range in age from 25 to 45 and in department experience from 3 years to 18 years and include a lieutenant.

4:10 PM
April 21, 2015

U.S. Department of Justice opens probe

Minutes after several members of Maryland’s congressional delegation ask the U.S. Justice Department to open a criminal and civil rights investigation into Freddie Gray’s death, a department spokeswoman announces that it “has officially opened this matter and is gathering information to determine whether any prosecutable civil rights violation occurred.”

4:30 PM
April 22, 2015

Baltimore police union press conference

Gene Ryan, president of the Baltimore police union, draws outrage for comparing Freddie Gray protests to a “lynch mob” for the calling of immediate jailing of officers. He walks back the comment, saying, “Maybe I need to reword that.”

April 23, 2015

Batts meets with Gray family

Police commissioner Anthony W. Batts meets with representatives of the protesters and Gray’s family, expressing his sympathy and updating them on the investigation, according to police.

April 24, 2015

Hogan promises to sign bill doubling maximum payouts in brutality cases

Gov. Larry Hogan announces he plans to sign legislation that would double how much people injured by police can collect in civil lawsuits. The announcement follows the governor’s promise the day before to sign three other bills to encourage police departments to begin body camera programs and require them to report all police-related deaths to the Maryland State Police.

April 24, 2015

Baltimore police acknowledge mistakes in Freddie Gray’s death

“We know he was not buckled in the transportation wagon as he should have been. No excuses from me. Period,” Batts said. “We know our police employees failed to get him medical attention in a timely manner multiple times.”

April 25, 2015

Freddie Gray arrest witness accuses police of intimidation

After Baltimore officials appealed for help in the Freddie Gray investigation, police released a photo of a witness to the arrest and asked him to come forward. Kevin Moore, 30, said Saturday that he is the man pictured in the photo, but he is angry about the release. The West Baltimore man — who captured part of the arrest on a cellphone video — said he believes police released the photo to intimidate him.

April 26, 2015

Freddie Gray’s twin sister: ‘please stop the violence’

The twin sister of Freddie Gray pleaded for peace after protesters turned unruly in Baltimore. Fredericka Gray, standing by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s side at a news conference late Saturday, said “Can y’all please, please stop the violence?” She said her brother wouldn’t have wanted it.

April 26, 2015

Wake for Freddie Gray

Gray’s family held a viewing at the Vaughn Greene funeral home in Govans that drew both those who knew him and those who simply have been moved by what happened to him.

April 27, 2015

Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray

In a funeral service that was both personal and political, family, friends and strangers alike said farewell on Monday to Freddie Gray.

April 30, 2015

Police complete Freddie Gray investigation, city prosecutors will review findings

The announcement did not bring the release of any reports or findings, though police disclosed that they had learned of a previously-unknown stop by the driver of the police van transporting Gray. The significance of that disclosure was unclear.

April 30, 2015

Gray suffered head injury in prisoner van, sources familiar with investigation say

Baltimore police have found that Freddie Gray suffered a serious head injury inside a prisoner transport wagon, with one wound indicating that he struck a protruding bolt in the back of the vehicle, according to sources familiar with the probe.

April 30, 2015

State’s Attorney: Freddie Gray’s death ruled a homicide

Charges will be filed against officers in the death of Freddie Gray, State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday morning.

May 1, 2015

Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death



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