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by Ashlee Pitts
On 19 April 2015 a twenty five year old African American man succumbed to his fatal injuries while in police custody in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. An autopsy was performed on the victim and the final report concluded the cause of death was a spinal cord injury. In addition to his spinal cord injury the victim also received repeated blows to the head throughout his bumpy ride in the back of a police vehicle where he was handcuffed, shackled at the ankles and unsecured without a seatbelt. The Baltimore native was seized by law enforcement officers after they determined that what they believed to be a switch-blade, which is illegal under Maryland law, was in the victim’s possession. They used this knife as probable cause to arrest. As a direct result of his injuries Mr. Freddie Gray fell into a coma and died just one week after his arrest.