The Baltimore Police Department completed their report on Freddie Gray a day early and sent it to the Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby.
“We have been briefed regularly throughout their process while simultaneously conducting our own independent investigation into the death of Freddie Gray. While we have and will continue to leverage the information received by the Department, we are not relying solely on their findings but rather the facts that we have gathered and verified,” Mosby said in a statement. “We ask for the public to remain patient and peaceful and to trust the process of the justice system.”
The report comes on the heels of a Washington Post piece saying that Gray injured himself while in the custody of the BPD.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday she is not ready to accept the news that 25 year-old Freddie Gray may have fatally injured himself, when the police detained him earlier in the month.
“I read the paper this morning and I saw that and I thought, ‘Is this news or is this hearsay. What is this, because I don’t know what that is,’” she said. “But to your bigger and broader question, as to what will happen, a report will come forward and that these reports are not always made public immediately but I do think, when it is made public, the public will have a response and it will be a peaceful one.”
State Senator Catherine Pugh told The Daily Caller on Wednesday night that the results of the report of the investigation will not be revealed to the public.
“That is not going to happen—that the information is going to be turned over to the state’s attorney’s office but what I think what we need to do in this country is change the law so whenever somebody dies in the custody of police officers, that it spurs an immediate federal investigation and a state investigation,” she said.
When asked about her concern if the results of the investigation or even potential court case does not meet the expectations of protesters may re-escalate problems, she responded:
“I think that presents a problem…I want to maintain the peace, but I think it presents a problem in terms of the process—not necessarily in terms of what happens in the streets, because too many people viewed what they have seen on television.
“And when you see somebody, whether they were walking or running around, but you saw them on their own two feet. Then, you saw them dragged and then you them laid up in the hospital. Something is wrong with that,” Pugh said.