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originally posted by: MoreBeer
a reply to: texasgirl
This is not accurate.
The very first reports that came out about the ride in the van stated that Mr. Gray was "irate" NOT "mostly quiet".
This has been stated since the story first broke.
Not hard to imagine when you see his actions outside the van.
Police: Van carrying Gray made another stop
Accounts cast doubt on police brutality angle of events
(CNN) —Police have handed their Freddie Gray investigative files over to prosecutors a day earlier than planned, police officials said Thursday, adding that newly discovered evidence in the case indicates the transport van made a previously unreported stop before delivering Gray to the precinct.
At the same press conference, Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis revealed for the first time that there was a fourth stop made between the time Gray was placed in the transport van and when he arrived at the police department's Western District building.
Last week, Davis said there were three stops: the first to put leg irons on Gray, the second "to deal with Mr. Gray" (an incident, he said, that remained under investigation) and the third to pick up a prisoner in an unrelated matter.
The new stop, which "was discovered from a privately owned camera," Davis said Thursday, came between the first and second stops.
The latest revelations came shortly after two new accounts of what happened to Gray emerged -- threads that could offer clues as to where and when the man whose death sparked protests in Baltimore was fatally injured.
The first comes from a relative of one of the officers involved in the arrest. She told CNN the officer thinks Gray was injured while he was being arrested -- before he was put inside a police van.
The second is an account from a prisoner who was in the same police van, as published in The Washington Post. The prisoner reportedly told investigators he thought Gray "was intentionally trying to injure himself."
Source: Officer believes Gray injured during arrest
The woman who spoke to CNN did so on the condition of anonymity. She is related to the officer but said the officer didn't request the interview.
The relative said she worries all six of the officers who encountered Gray, 25, during his April 12 arrest will be incriminated when only some might be responsible.
"Six officers did not injure this man," she said. "Six officers didn't put him in the hospital. I'm worried that instead of them figuring out who did, that six officers are going to be punished behind something that maybe one or two or even three officers may have done to Freddie Gray."
She also told CNN that the officer doesn't know how Gray was injured but said he believes it happened during the arrest.
"He believes that Freddie Gray was injured outside the paddy wagon," the relative said.
She also gave an explanation of why Gray was not buckled into the police van: He appeared belligerent.
"They didn't want to reach over him. You were in a tight space in the paddy wagon. He's already irate," she said.
"He still has his teeth, and he still has his saliva. So in order to seat-belt somebody you have to get in their personal space. They're not going to get in his personal space if he's already irate."
Batts, the police commissioner, has said Gray should have been buckled in.
"We know he was not buckled in the transport wagon, as he should've been. No excuses for that, period," Batts said last week.
As for when Gray suffered a severe spinal injury, Batts said there was "potential" it could have happened either in or outside the police van.