- Baltimore police officials on Thursday announced that they have completed their initial investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died April 19 of a spinal cord injury a week after an allegedly brutal arrest.
- Investigators won't release their findings to the public in a report, as many originally anticipated. They've instead handed over the findings to the city's state's attorney's office, which asked for patience in a statement on Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Statement from @BaltimoreSAO on receiving @BaltimorePolice's #FreddieGray investigation: http://t.co/O7WoNP1eUn pic.twitter.com/443uBmMNlw— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) April 30, 2015
- Although the initial investigation is completed, police said they will follow any new leads should they emerge.
- Shortly after the arrest, MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid revealed that Gray had been arrested for allegedly possessing a switchblade. It was previously unclear why Gray was arrested.
- Police still haven't revealed how Gray received his injury, or whether the six police officers involved in his arrest caused it. They haven't released details from the inquiry to avoid prejudicing the investigation.
- Tense protests and riots have erupted in Baltimore over the past week as protesters demand answers about Gray's death, leading to a weeklong 10 pm curfew and the enlisted help of the state's National Guard.