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In the days after Freddie Gray died — and with the nation’s attention focused on Baltimore — many questions remained about his arrest and ride in a police transport van. The Baltimore Sun sought to answer those questions, by re-creating the crucial minutes during which Gray sustained a severe and ultimately fatal spinal injury. Reporters hit the streets of West Baltimore, beginning at the spot of Gray’s arrest on April 12. They used video to highlight key intersections and give viewers a look at the neighborhood, and interviewed residents and business owners whose accounts raised questions about the official version of events, including a police account that Gray was arrested "without force or incident." The reporters also revealed that police investigators had missed important evidence. Sun designers used this material to create a video timeline highlighting key moments from the “45-minute mystery,” distilling in-depth reporting that would become a 2,200-word story into a dynamic, six-slide interactive, which succinctly and dramatically laid out the disparities between the police and residents’ accounts of Gray’s much-discussed arrest and van ride. http://data.baltimoresun.com/freddie-gray/
WBAL-TV’s lead investigative reporter, Jayne Miller, led the way locally, and nationally, on the investigation into what happened to Freddie Gray, the 25 year old Baltimore man critically injured while in police custody, and who died a week later. Gray was injured on April 12, 2015. Miller immediately started questioning why Gray was arrested, and what happened inside the police van. Over the next three weeks she filed more than a dozen reports, utilizing multiple sources and witnesses. She revealed a troubling timeline that detailed the moment Gray was arrested, the stops police made, and how long it took them to finally get Gray the medical attention he so desperately needed. Her reports raise important questions about probable cause, police policy, and accountability. http://www.wbaltv.com/tv/about/ire-freddie-gray-investigation/37381262
The April death of a West Baltimore man in police custody quickly spiraled into a controversy that left some city neighborhoods in flames, and brought attention from national and international media. Within days, the name Freddie Gray became associated with the broader debate over the way police across the nation treated African-Americans. Central to that debate was a singular question: How did Gray die? The Baltimore Sun set out to provide an answer by investigating allegations of police brutality and dissecting the crucial minutes after Gray was arrested. Reporters revealed that Gray was not the first person to be seriously injured in a police transport van, and that officers routinely ignored calls by detainees for medical care. http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/police-convictions/ http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/intake-logs/rejections/ http://data.baltimoresun.com/freddie-gray/