A massive trove of evidence has been given by Baltimore prosecutors to lawyers representing the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray — and it may include evidence that conflicts with what Donta Allen, the man who rode in the van with Gray, told reporters.
The Washington Post previously reported that Allen told investigators he believed Gray was “intentionally trying to injure himself” while being transported in the police van. Allen later said he “never talked to no investigators” and described that report to CNN as “very, very, very untrue.” Allen instead said he only heard a “little banging” and blasted the media for spreading misinformation.
Fox News reported Monday night that the emergence of new evidence may suggest otherwise.
“Tonight we learn that The Washington Post was right,” host Megyn Kelly said. “A source close to the case telling us there is actual videotape of Donta Allen telling police that Freddie Gray was repeatedly banging his head against the van, that he sounded like a madman and that the was asking himself why cops would put him in the van with a crazy person.”
[sharequote align=”right”]”Tonight we learn that The Washington Post was right.”[/sharequote]
Gray’s mysterious death in police custody ignited riots in Baltimore earlier this year and prompted protests throughout the country.
A leaked autopsy revealed last week he suffered a “single, high energy injury.” According to the leaked report, the injury suffered by Gray was most likely caused when the van police were transporting him in suddenly decelerated, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Gray was not belted in the van, only shackled by officers and thus “at risk for an unsupported fall during acceleration or deceleration of the van,” the report said.
WJLA-TV had previously reported that sources said Gray suffered a “catastrophic injury” when he slammed into the back of the police transport van.
The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that the trove of evidence turned over to lawyers representing the six charged officers included approximately 8,000 pages of the officers’ emails and 44 surveillance videos, among other items, totally about 52 gigabytes.
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