Freddie Gray Autopsy Shows “High-Energy Injury”: Report

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Freddie Gray suffered a "high-energy injury" likely caused by a sudden change of speed in the Baltimore police van where he was riding after his April arrest, according to an autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The autopsy suggests Gray — who was handcuffed by not wearing a seat belt in the police van — may have tried getting to his feet, where he was at risk of a dangerous fall. Gray died on April 19 after suffering a spinal injury in police custody, sparking protests and riots around the U.S., and resulting in charges against six Baltimore police officers; the officers have pleaded not guilty. State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said in a statement her office was not the source of the leak and "strongly condemned" the disclosure of trial evidence prior to the resolution of the case.

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