A friend of the Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest told Fox News Friday night that Gray often served as a police "witness" and assisted the department in solving "many crimes."
"Freddie was one of those ones where a lot of times he would put on a show on the streets but you bring him in the station and he was a great witness," the anonymous officer told host Megyn Kelly.
"I mean, helped the department solve many crimes and different acts of violence," the individual added. "So, it wasn't uncommon for Freddie to do that type of thing and then go into the station."
Kelly was seemingly taken back by the remarks.
"That's interesting," she said. "That's new information I had not yet heard."
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When asked if officers hit Gray, the individual responded "absolutely not." According to the source, officers chased Gray when he made eye contact with law-enforcmenet and ran in an area he was known to sell drugs.
Gray’s mysterious death in police custody ignited riots in Baltimore and protests around the nation this week. Protesters suspect his death was the result of police abuse. On Friday, Mosby announced criminal charges against six Baltimore officers, including a second-degree murder charges against one.
“The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation, coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide, which we received today, has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges,” she said.
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