The Baltimore police department has handed their report on the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray to Baltimore prosecutors according to Commissioner Anthony Batts. The report has been submitted a day ahead of its Friday deadline.
Batts told reporters “I understand the frustration, I understand the sense of urgency, and so has the organization, and that is why we finished a day ahead of time,” Batts told reporters. “I also know that getting to the right answer is more important than speed.” The report will not be immediately available to the public.
The state’s attorney will determine whether charges will be brought against any of the arresting officers. A timetable for that decision has not been set. The report comes on the heels of a reports stating that prisoner sharing the van with Gray witnessed him committing self-harm, a claim that has already been disputed.