When Freddie Gray’s killing happened five years ago, it took a lot out of Black America. The high profile killings of Black people by police were happening back-to-back, and when the ordeal ended, justice was not served. Now, new evidence is showing how much worse the truth actually was.
Newly obtained evidence from The Appeal has exposed “numerous unreported eyewitness accounts of force by officers,” despite the fact the “medical examiner testified in court that she relied on the accounts of police officers.” And that’s only the beginning.
The officers’ conflicting version of events dominated the narrative of the case, which centered on the dangerous six-stop journey Gray was taken on in the back of their van.
At least 15 people said that Freddie had been the victim of excessive force, but their accounts were neglected - leaving us with only more questions.
After Public Information Act requests were sent to authorities, they released documents that don’t contain the important evidence The Appeal has highlighted. The prosecution, led by Marilyn Mosby, did not deliver justice - but she had no trouble helping the police another way.