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Baltimore Police Department Turns Over Findings From Freddie Gray Investigation To Prosecutors

Baltimore police have officially turned the investigation of Freddie Gray's untimely death to the state's attorney.

As the uprising continues down in Baltimore after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray due to injuries sustained in police custody, the focus shifts from the local to the state level. According to the New York Times, the Baltimore police are officially done with their portion of the investigation of his death and have passed their findings off to state attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby.

The newest development in these reports—some of which will not be immediately revealed to the public—included an unreported pit stop made by the police van carrying Gray en route to the police station. According to the deputy police commissioner, Kevin Davis, video footage from "a privately owned camera" showed the officers making a stop that was "previously unknown" to them. In other words, officers neglected to share this information with investigators.

SEE ALSO: Freddie Gray: Everything You Should Know About His Arrest And Death

Prosecutors will determine if this and the rest of the findings provide enough evidence to prosecute the officers involves and bring the case to a grand jury.

Commissioner Anthony W. Batts held a brief press conference today (Apr. 30) about the footage, but did not take any questions nor make any definitive statements about how soon to expect an outcome from the investigation.

“The family and the community and the public deserve transparency and truth,” he said. “I understand the frustration, I understand the sense of urgency,” the commissioner said. “Getting to the right answer is more important than the speed.”

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