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Freddie Gray Case Gets Even More Complicated

Baltimore City's State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will be spearheading a new investigation into the death of Freddie Gray.
Posted at 6:26 AM, May 01, 2015

There have been new developments in the death of Freddie Gray, the man who died while in police custody early last week in Baltimore.

Baltimore City's State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will be spearheading a new investigation. She said in a statement Thursday the Baltimore City Police Department has given her office copies of the investigative file into Gray's death. (Video via NewsOne Now)

"We take pride in our neighborhoods, but, more importantly, we take pride in our city," Mosby said.

Thirty-five year old Mosby has been Baltimore's chief prosecutor for less than five months and is now tasked with unraveling a case that has been the catalyst for nationwide protests and riots across the city.

"The language is something to the effect of they will be conducting their own investigation, not relying simply on the facts of what the Baltimore City Police Department has delegated over to them," a WMAR reporter said.

Mosby steps in as more and more layers have been added to Gray's mysterious death.

According to WJLA and another outlet, law enforcement sources say a medical examiner found "Gray's catastrophic injury was caused when he slammed into the back of the police transport van, apparently breaking his neck; a head injury he sustained matches a bolt in the back of the van." Though, WJLA says it's unclear what would've caused Gray to do that.

This follows an earlier report by The Washington Post that seems to support those findings.

According to police documents obtained by The Post, a detainee riding in the same transport van as Gray, who was separated from him by a metal partition, told officials he heard Gray "banging against the walls" as if he “was intentionally trying to injure himself."

But WJZ-TV spoke with that detainee who says they twisted his words and that's not what he said.

"They tryin' to make a say like I told them that Freddie Gray did that to himself. Why the f--- would he do that to himself!" Donta Allen said.

Others are skeptical of those leaks too, including the executive director of ColorOfChange.org, who released a statement blasting the authorities in charge.

"Local officials and Governor Hogan are militarizing police, criminalizing protesters, and now blaming Gray for his own brutal death. It’s indefensible."

The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office did not reveal a timetable for their investigation.

This video includes images from Getty Images.