gmalivuk wrote: KnightExemplar wrote:
In any case, CNN has the timeline: http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/20/us/freddi ... index.html
So it looks like Gray was injured sometime between 9:00 and 9:25am. Which means if a "rough ride" did in fact take place, the other prisoner would be a witness to it. If the case goes forward, the prosecution will definitely get to the witness, and probably have a testimony ready.
Video before he was even put in the van shows Freddie Gray in obvious pain and apparently unable to work his legs properly. Any account, especially
from the police themselves, that claims he sustained all his injuries in the van, looks pretty bullshit in light of that.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/3 ... eddie-Gray
However...http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/rel ... ng_strip_1
One wound occurred when Gray struck his head on a bolt that jutted out in the van, the official said, but that was not Gray’s only head injury. And the injuries overall are consistent with what medical examiners often see in car collisions, the official said.
The autopsy makes it clear that the injuries were similar to people who die in car accidents. With bruises matching up with the shapes of bolts and stuff that are inside of the van.
morriswalters wrote:Currently everybody is positioning the pieces on the board, manipulating the situation to take and hold the positions that they want to defend. The police have the advantage currently because they have all the facts such as they are. The smart money might be that they are going to put it on the guys in the van. The video of the police placing him in the van is ambiguous. And it doesn't show the actual take down. But he's moving and talking at that point. You can construe what is going on through a lot of filters. However at the station he has a broken neck.
Of course the "Police" have the advantage. But the Police Commissioner is Anthony Batts, an African American dude. I think I read a story that he was tough on Police Brutality / Misconduct issues, lemme find it... EDIT: Here it is.http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/10/0 ... epartment/
In 2012, only 57 percent of officers who had a disciplinary hearing for misconduct were found guilty. So far this year 89 percent facing these hearings have been convicted.
Anthony Batts also increased funding + staffing to the Internal Affairs office. And was standing with the Mayor when they want to change a few laws in Maryland to make it easier for him to fire officers.
Ms. Mosby, the prosecutor, is also running an independent investigation.
"While we have and will continue to leverage the information received by the department, we are not relying solely on their findings, but rather the facts that we have gathered and verified," Mosby said. "We ask for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system."
Marilyn Mosby's husband is Nick Mosby, who is the representative of the Western district of Baltimore where the riots broke out. Ms. Mosby has made it clear that she isn't relying only on official Police documents for her case.
First Strike +1/+1 and Indestructible.