Freddie Grays' Autopsy Results

Posted: Jun 24 2015, 11:14am CDT | by , in News | Latest Political News

 
Freddie Grays' Autopsy Results
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Freddie Gray, whose name many will never forget, whose death at the hands of a white police officer led to many of the riots in Baltimore, will be able to rest a little more peacefully today. The coroners have revealed the results of his autopsy, which says that his death was a homicide due to a "high-energy injury" to his spine, which resulted from "acts of omission" by the police, according to The Baltimore Sun. The newspaper cites a copy of the unreleased autopsy report from the state medical examiner's office.

If you recall, Gray was only 25 years old was died after being taken to the hospital by police van. He was unarmed and it is now proven that his injuries came at the hands of the police.

The Sun reports:

"Though Gray was loaded into the van on his belly, the medical examiner surmised that he may have gotten to his feet and was thrown into the wall during an abrupt change in direction. He was not belted in, but his wrists and ankles were shackled, putting him 'at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van.' "

The newspaper then goes on to add that the medical examiner compared Gray's injury to one that someone might sustain if they dove into shallow water, which is highly unlikely that he could have done it himself.

An excerpt of the autopsy report that was published by The Sun explains the homicide finding:

"Safety equipment was available but not used. Therefore, it was not an unforeseen event (a medico-legal definition of an accident) that a vulnerable individual was injured during operation of the vehicle, and that without prompt medical attention, the injury would prove fatal."

This is likely to incite some more riots in Baltimore, even though it has already been announced by the city's chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, announced criminal charges against six police officers, with charges ranging from assault to second-degree murder. The officers were formally indicted last month and have pleaded not guilty. A trial is slated to begin this fall, and this autopsy is bound to be a huge piece of evidence.

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