BALTIMORE — The trials of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who sustained a fatal spinal injury while in the custody of the Baltimore police, are winding their way through the courts. Mr. Gray’s death set off widespread unrest and became part of a national conversation on police conduct. Here is an update on legal proceedings.
What happened to Freddie Gray?
On April 12, 2015, Mr. Gray was pursued and arrested by officers who said he was carrying an illegal knife; prosecutors have raised questions on that count. Video taken by bystanders shows Mr. Gray being dragged into a police van. Prosecutors and defense lawyers agree that he sustained a spinal injury during the ride, but disagree on when. Mr. Gray died a week later. His death was ruled a homicide.