Freddie Gray's Autopsy Reveals He Suffered a "High-Energy" Blow

The Baltimore Sun obtained a copy of the autopsy report, which reveals a "high-energy injury" suffered by Gray.

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Following the death of Freddie Gray due to intentional negligence from arresting officers, the city of Baltimore became a focal point for the nation's discussions on race, police brutality, and the desperate need for action on both fronts. Previous events of this nature had jaded much of the country, making State Attorney Marilyn Mosby's announcement on May 1 of the formal charging of all six involved officers — with Gray's death ruled a homicide — a welcomed shock. All six officers are refusing guilt admissions ahead of the trial in October.

On Tuesday, The Baltimore Sunobtained a copy of Gray's autopsy via "sources who requested anonymity because of the high-profile nature of the case." According to the Sun, Gray suffered a "high-energy injury" during transport during sudden deceleration of the vehicle. A "high-energy injury" is comparable with equally fatal injuries often suffered in shallow-water diving accidents.

Mosby has responded to the leaked autopsy report, expressing disappointment in the methods of retrieval:

Statement from Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on leaked autopsy

— Justin George (@justingeorge) June 23, 2015

More to come.


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