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Prisoner who shared van says Freddie Gray may have ‘intentionally’ tried to injure himself

According to police documents obtained by the Washington Post, a prisoner who was sharing the transport van with Freddie Gray stated he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the van and that he thought Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself.”

According to the newspaper, it is not clear if there is any other evidence to back up this prisoner’s statement, written by a Baltimore police investigator. This information, published Wednesday by the Post, adds a new narrative in Gray’s mysterious death.

At some point during the 30-minute ride in a police van on April 12, Gray, a 25-year-old black man, sustained a severe spinal injury before reaching Central Booking. Gray would die a week later from the trauma. But critical details about the arrest and the ride in the van remain unknown.

Baltimore police had said they would issue a report on Gray’s death Friday, but now state that they will turn over the department’s findings to prosecutors.

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