A year later, Baltimoreans discuss what Freddie Gray means to them
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 12, 2016 at 8:35 AM
One year after the death of Freddie Gray, The Baltimore Sun asked city leaders and residents what Freddie Gray means to them. (Baltimore Sun video)
"What does Freddie Gray mean to you?"
One year after the death of the 25-year-old West Baltimore man from injuries sustained while in police custody, The Baltimore Sun asked city leaders and residents what Freddie Gray means to them.
"Justice and sadness," said Nikki Norwood.
"Hope and despair at the same time," said Brandon Scott, Baltimore City Council.
"He was a human being," said Toya Graham. The Baltimore mother was captured on video chastising her son as he was poised to throw rocks at police officers at Mondawmin Mall during the unrest.
Gray's death on April 19 touched off citywide protests and riots, looting and arson on the day of his funeral on April 27.
One year later, many say the city is still feeling the effects of his death, the unrest and the criminal charges brought against six police officers involved in his arrest. All of the officers have pleaded not guilty.