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  • Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

    Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows 'high-energy' impact

    Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" to his neck and spine — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated, according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death...

  • Arrests in Baltimore plummet, and residents are fearful

    Arrests in Baltimore plummet, and residents are fearful

    Baltimore police arrested fewer people in May than in any month for at least three years, despite a surge in homicides and shootings across the city — triggering safety concerns among residents. Several neighborhoods saw declines of more than 90 percent from April to May, while arrests in the West...

  • Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    Video spotlights Freddie Gray at Baker and Mount streets

    On the morning of April 12, Michelle Gross woke up to screaming. Gross, known as "Mom" in West Baltimore's Gilmor Homes area, left her home and saw Freddie Gray — someone she called "son" — being dragged into a police van. As police drove away with Gray, she gave her phone to a neighbor who wanted...

  • A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots

    A mom, a disabled son and a home that blazed amid Baltimore's riots

    Black soot covers the two-story house like a dark shadow. The roof has collapsed, and a bright red sign proclaims the home has been condemned. Until a few weeks ago, when the riots roiled Baltimore, this house at Hilton Street and Piedmont Avenue was home for Laporsha Lawson and her severely disabled...

  • Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

    Baltimore police rarely charged in deaths

    Marleta House struggled for years to stop hating the Baltimore police officer who shot and killed her husband in 1999 after mistaking his cellphone for a gun. "I don't hate him now," said House, who lives in Dundalk. "He has to answer to a higher power." But the 45-year-old MTA bus driver remains...

  • The truth about Freddie Gray's 'pre-existing injury from car accident'

    The truth about Freddie Gray's 'pre-existing injury from car accident'

    Online reports are swirling that Freddie Gray had spinal surgery shortly before he died in police custody, and had collected a payout in a settlement from a car accident. Those reports — which raise questions about the injury that led to his death in April 19 — point to Howard County court records...

  • Baltimore rioting kicked off with rumors of 'purge'

    Baltimore rioting kicked off with rumors of 'purge'

    It started Monday morning with word on social media of a "purge" — a reference to a movie in which crime is made legal. It was to begin at 3 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall, then venture down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Inner Harbor. With tensions in the city running high on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral...

  • Riots erupt: Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting

    Riots erupt: Baltimore descends into chaos, violence, looting

    After two weeks of tension over the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore descended into chaos on Monday. Roaming gangs of mostly young men clashed with police in the streets, seriously injuring officers, tore open businesses and looted their stocks. Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and...

  • Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray

    Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray

    In a funeral service that was both personal and political, family, friends and strangers alike said farewell on Monday to Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has sparked a national furor. "With everything that we've been through, ain't no way you...

  • The 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray's death

    The 45-minute mystery of Freddie Gray's death

    When Freddie Gray briefly locked eyes with police at 8:39 a.m. on a corner of an impoverished West Baltimore neighborhood two weeks ago, they seemed to recognize each other immediately. As three officers approached on bicycles along West North Avenue, the 25-year-old Gray was on the east corner...

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