Baltimore Prosecutors: Freddie Gray Arrest Was Illegal Before Finding Knife

MosbyBaltimore prosecutors say Freddie Gray’s arrest was illegal before police officers found a knife on him, challenging claims by the officers’ lawyers that the arrest was proper because it was illegal for Mr. Gray to possess the knife.

The statements in court papers mark the first time prosecutors have elaborated on their view of Mr. Gray’s arrest since Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges against six officers in Mr. Gray’s death on May 1.

A charging document filed May 1 “makes clear that Mr. Gray was arrested well before the arresting officers knew he possessed a knife,” Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow wrote in court papers filed Monday, suggesting the legality of the knife isn’t key.

“Mr. Gray was handcuffed at his surrendering location, moved a few feet away, and placed in a prone position with his arms handcuffed behind his back, all before the arresting officers found the knife,” Mr. Schatzow wrote.


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17 Responses to Baltimore Prosecutors: Freddie Gray Arrest Was Illegal Before Finding Knife

  1. rikyrah says:

    you know this was an important point with me all along. and, it just sent me into a rage because none of the idiots in the MSM ever asked the question – what were the charges against Mr. Gray.


    • eliihass says:

      They scrambled hard to find something but they kept coming up empty. Can you imagine how many victims the police have murdered and framed after the fact, because there weren’t any videos to contradict police lies and cover-up?

  2. Liza says:

    Michael Brown would be 19 years old today and probably finishing his first year of college.

  3. BREAKING NEWS: Shocking New Video Surfaces Showing Freddie Gray Arrest In Baltimore. WATCH:

    — Breaking News Feed (@PzFeed) May 20, 2015

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