Baltimore police filed official documents in court saying that a man who died after his spine was nearly severed while in their custody had been arrested "without force or incident."
Police don't explain those injuries the court documents obtained by the AP. One of the records says that while being taken to the station in a van, "the defendant suffered a medical emergency and was immediately transported to Shock Trauma via medic."
That appears to contradict the official police timeline, which says that nearly 45 minutes after his arrest, an ambulance was called to pick him up at the police station. By then, he was in critical condition. He died on Sunday, after a weeklong coma, at a University of Maryland trauma center.
"We have no confidence that the city or the police department is going to fairly and objectively investigate this case," Murphy added. "We have no confidence the investigation will reveal the truth."
About 50 people marched from City Hall to police headquarters Monday, carrying signs reading "Black lives matter" and "Jobs, not police killings." They unfurled a yellow banner reading "Stop police terror."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and top police officials promised accountability and transparency Sunday at a news conference at City Hall.
She promised a thorough investigation and "real answers," and said she will make sure to hold "the right people accountable."
Officers and other witnesses have been interviewed, according to Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, but he said officers who are subjects of the criminal investigation have a right not to potentially incriminate themselves.
Police have yet to release any video of the arrest, despite requests by Murphy and by the AP for these public records.
"We want to see a fair response and an impartial investigation, not cops investigating themselves," the family's lawyer said Sunday.
Murphy also said he has interviewed 11 witnesses so far. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby asked Monday that anyone with information contact her office.
"I can assure the public that my office has dedicated all its existing resources to independently investigate this matter to determine whether criminal charges will be brought," Mosby said.
Baltimore's police department volunteered last year for a Justice Department review of its policies and procedures.
"They want the citizenry to be patient. They want the citizenry to let the investigation play out," Witherspoon said. "We can't do that. There has never been honest and genuine conversation with the police department and the people on the ground. We want an independent investigation. We want the officers fired, we want them stripped of their pension and we want them charged."