The case of Freddie Gray takes new turns, the young Afro-American who was arrested on April 12 and killed one week later because of bad injuries to his spine. Today, the Grand Jury accused 6 agents, three black and three white – a woman among them – leading the way for an unprecedented trial on July 2.
The 25-year-old Afro-American died one week after his arrest because of injuries to his spine. Ceasar Gordon, 45, is the oldest of the agents and accusations against him are the most serious. On April 12, he was driving the van and he is accused of not having stopped causing bad injuries that led to Gray’s death.
After his death, Baltimore became the scenario of violent slashes, protests and manifestations. In addition, a curfew was set in the city for some days in order trying to restore normality and avoid more injuries to people. The governor of Maryland sent National Guards to support local officers. Moreover, the President of the USA, Barack Obama, commented the situation and invited everyone to keep calm, but he also denounced the way officers treat young black people.
Translation provided by Mary Ann D’Costa