Report: Cop Dismissed Freddie Gray's Pleas for Help as "Jailitis"
During the 45-minute ride in a police van that killed Freddie Gray, an officer mocked the 25-year-old’s requests for medical attention as a case of “jailitis,” a new report from The Baltimore Sun reveals.
On Saturday, The Sun published exclusive details about the police investigation into Gray’s death, including the fact that the camera in the van was broken and the unidentified officer’s suggestion that the dead man was faking his illness.
The paper agreed not to release the information until Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby had decided whether to prosecute the officers involved. On Friday, Mosby charged six officers with crimes ranging from false imprisonment to second degree murder for their role in Gray’s death.
According to The Sun, police investigators had not expected the state’s attorney’s office—who conducted a “parallel investigation” using city sheriff’s deputies—to act so quickly.