BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man from the Sandtown area of Baltimore, died of a spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody on April 12, 2015.
Gray’s death set off more than a week of protests followed by looting, rioting and arson that prompted a citywide curfew.READ MORE: Summer Surge: As Coronavirus Infections Rise In Maryland, Some Reveal Why They Won’t Get Vaccine; Hogan Says ‘Breakthrough’ Infections Under 1%
His name became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement, along with those of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner.
To date, 2 of the 6 officers (Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson Jr.) charged have been acquitted by Baltimore Judge Barry Williams.
Here’s a timeline of events, from Freddie Gray’s arrest to today:
Sunday, April 12, 2015:
8:40 a.m. — Freddie Gray is arrested by Baltimore Police and placed into a police transport van, which makes several stops on its way to the police station.
9:26 a.m. — An alert goes out for an unconscious male at the Western District police station, according to the Baltimore Fire Department.
9:33 a.m. — Medics arrive at the station.
9:54 a.m. — Gray is transported to Shock Trauma.
Monday, April 13, 2015: Freddie Gray undergoes spinal surgery at the hospital, according to his family’s attorney.
Sunday, April 19, 2015: Freddie Gray dies of his injuries at Shock Trauma at around 7 a.m.
Saturday, April 25, 2015: Several hundred demonstrators march through the streets of West Baltimore, initially gathering at the site Gray’s arrest, Presbury and N. Mount streets.
Monday, April 27, 2015: Freddie Gray’s funeral is held at New Shiloh Baptist Church in Baltimore.
Later, fifteen Baltimore City police officers are injured, multiple vehicles are vandalized and set on fire, and businesses are looted as a massive group of rioters run wild along North Avenue.READ MORE: Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19, Misses First Day Of Ravens Training Camp
Friday, May 1, 2015: Baltimore City State’s Attorney charges six officers in relation to Freddie Gray’s death.
Mosby says Gray’s arrest was unlawful, that the knife clipped inside his pants packet was not a switchblade and was legal, and that officers were negligent when they didn’t buckle him into the van that transported him to the police station.
Monday, June 23, 2015: Gray’s autopsy report is released, and his death is ruled a homicide.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces that Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is fired.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Gloria Darden, Freddie Gray’s mother, attempts suicide.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015: The trial of the first officer to be tried in relation to Freddie Gray’s death, William Porter, ends with a hung jury.
Tuesday, March 8, 2015: Maryland’s highest court rules that William Porter must testify in the trials of five fellow officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
Monday, May 23, 2016: Officer Edward Nero, who opted for a bench trial, found not guilty on all charges by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams.
Thursday, June 9, 2016: Officer Caesar Goodson’s bench trial begins.
Thursday, June 23, 2016: Judge Williams finds Caesar Goodson Jr. not guilty on all charges.
Tuesday, July 7, 2016: Lt. Brian Rice’s bench trial begins.
Monday, July 18, 2016: A verdict will be delivered in the trial of Lt. Brian Rice.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016: All charges have been dropped for remaining officers who were facing trial in relation to Freddie Gray’s death.MORE NEWS: Chaotic Pop-Up Block Parties Disrupt North Baltimore Neighborhood