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On April 12, a police patrol encountered Freddie Gray on a corner in Sandtown-Winchester, a neighborhood whose unemployment rate is double that of Baltimore as a whole. Seeing the police, Gray ran, but officers caught up with him, detained him, arrested him on a weapons possession charge, and called a van to take him to Central Booking. By the time Gray arrived, he was unresponsive. He died a week later from spinal cord injuries at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center, a block from Maryland Carey Law. Demonstrations and, later, civil unrest broke out in the city, continuing on and off until April 30, when State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six officers with crimes including murder, manslaughter, assault, and false imprisonment.
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FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW 500 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201