Baltimore’s Freddie Gray was laid to rest this morning. 25-year-old Gray died of traumatic spinal injury following his April 12th arrest. He was laid to rest in Baltimore with funeral services held at New Shiloh Baptist Church. Hundreds showed up at his wake to pay their respects and over 3,000 turned out for Gray’s funeral as well.
Baltimore police have announced that there is a real threat against law enforcement officers. Police have expressed concern that members from gangs including the Bloods, Crips, and Black Guerrillas are banding together to take out law enforcement officers according to ABC News. Police released a statement regarding this matter shortly before the Baltimore funeral of Freddie Gray.
Gray’s lawyer, William Murphy, said that Gray never should have been arrested. Gray supposedly ran from police along with another man. Kevin Davis, who is the Deputy Commissioner, said that when the officers caught up with Gray they held him down and discovered a knife in his pocket. Police then handcuffed him and put him into a van. Davis added that Gray should have received medical attention but did not according to USA Today. The article also stated that a bystander at the scene caught on video Gray being dragged into the van, yelling out in pain. Supposedly Gray asked for medical attention many times but was ignored. Paramedics were not called until more than thirty minutes later. Authorities have not offered up an explanation as to how or when Gray was injured the article went on to say.