Baltimore is ON Fire for Freddie Gray!

What we know about the Freddie Gray case:
Freddie Gray, 25, died on April 19 — a week after he was injured while being arrested by Baltimore police. Video of the arrest surfaced, protests have broken out and an investigation into his death is under way.

What we know:

* Gray was apprehended April 12 after a foot chase, transported in a van that stopped at least once, and was transported to Shock Trauma from the Western District station. [Full timeline]

* A family attorney says Gray’s spine was “80 percent severed.”

* Gray died April 19, a week after his arrest.

* Gray repeatedly asked for medical care while in transit. Police said he was carrying a knife and was “arrested without force or incident.”

* Gray’s injury suggests there was “forceful trauma,” according to a medical expert.

* Gray was known to police, and was recognized in his neighborhood as a well-liked jokester.

* Police have identified the officers involved.

* The U.S. Department of Justice is opening an investigation into Gray’s death.

* Five of six of the officers involved in the arrest have provided statements to Baltimore police.

* Gray’s funeral and burial is set for Monday morning.

* In an April 24 news conference, Baltimore Police acknowledged that officers made mistakes during Gray’s arrest.

* Police say the investigation into Gray’s death will continue even after their findings are delivered to state prosecutors by May 1.

What we don’t know:

* Were police justified in chasing and arresting Gray?

* Was force used by police in the arrest?

* What happened on the ride in the van?

* How was Gray’s spine injured?

* How will the investigations unfold?

Live blog: Updates on the unrest throughout Baltimore
BREAKING NEWS
Live blog: Updates on the unrest throughout Baltimore
Riots erupt across West Baltimore, downtown
BALTIMORE CITY
Riots erupt across West Baltimore, downtown
SCOTT DANCE
Demonstrators set vehicles on fire, loot stores

Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE CITY
Friends, family bid farewell to Freddie Gray
JEAN MARBELLA AND JONATHAN PITTS
In a funeral service Monday 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.

Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray’s death
BALTIMORE CITY
Al Sharpton to visit city, plan march to Washington over Gray’s death
YVONNE WENGER
The Rev. Al Sharpton said Monday he plans to visit Baltimore this week to help push police for answers in the death of Freddie Gray.

At funeral home, a call for peace and remembrance for Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE CITY
At funeral home, a call for peace and remembrance for Freddie Gray
JULIE SCHARPER
Family, friends and hundreds of strangers streamed into the small wooden chapel for five hours, walking, one by one, to the gleaming white casket.

Obama sending aides to Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore
BALTIMORE CITY
Obama sending aides to Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore
JOHN FRITZE
President Barack Obama will send three aides to represent his administration at the funeral services for Freddie Gray, the White House said Sunday.

After the protests, calm sought for Freddie Gray’s burial
BALTIMORE CITY
After the protests, calm sought for Freddie Gray’s burial
JEAN MARBELLA AND COLIN CAMPBELL
As Freddie Gray’s family prepared to bury him on Monday, officials reiterated their calls for calm after a massive demonstration on Saturday left some businesses and cars vandalized, 35 people arrested and a city on edge over the 25-year-old’s death from injuries sustained in police custody.

Pro-police group rallies in Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS
Pro-police group rallies in Annapolis
COLIN CAMPBELL
A day after six police officers in Baltimore were injured when mostly peaceful protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent, police supporters held a rally sunday in Annapolis that was planned months ago.

Batts email praises police for being ‘scary good’ at protests
MARYLAND
Batts email praises police for being ‘scary good’ at protests
KEVIN RECTOR
In an internal email to police officers, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts praised his department’s response to protests in the city on Saturday as “scary good.”

Baltimore police arrest 35, 6 officers injured in protest
BALTIMORE CITY
Baltimore police arrest 35, 6 officers injured in protest
YVONNE WENGER AND COLIN CAMPBELL
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a coalition of two dozen interdenominational leaders issued a “call for peace” Sunday after 35 people were arrested and six police officers were injured in protests over the death of Freddie Gray.

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