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Second Video Appears to Show Freddie Gray in Pain Before Being Put in Van

Freddie Gray being taken toward a police vehicle.

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A second bystander-filmed video of Freddie Gray’s April 12 arrest in Baltimore—after which he was hospitalized and died—appears to show Gray in substantial pain before being put into a police vehicle.

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Initial video of Gray’s arrest also appeared to depict him in pain as an onlooker shouted that Gray’s leg was broken. Police have said autopsy results indicate that Gray did not suffer injuries in areas besides his spine, and police statements related to his arrest have asserted that he was taken into custody “without force or incident” and that a “medical emergency” occurred “during transport.” A lawyer representing police officers involved said that Gray was injured inside the van, and there’s been speculation that Gray was intentionally injured by an unrestrained “rough ride.” But both videos—and witness reports that Gray was struck and “bent up” by the officers who arrested him—seem to suggest the possibility that he was injured before being put into the van.

Read more of Slate’s coverage of Freddie Gray’s death.

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