Baltimore police have continually said their initial reasoning for suspecting Freddie Gray of suspicious activity was his immediate running from police when bicycle officers made eye contact. However, no-one has revealed he ran into a building.
State Attorney Marilyn Mosby referenced the chase in her charging details:
Mosby Said: “On April, 12 2015 between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m., near the corner of North Avenue and Mount Street. Lt. Brian Rice of the Baltimore Police Department while on bike patrol with Officer Garrett Miller and Edward Nero made eye contact with Freddie Carlos Gray Jr.”
“Having made eye contact with Mr. Gray, Mr. Gray subsequently ran from Lt. Rice”.
“Lt. Brian Rice then dispatched over departmental radio that he was involved in a foot pursuit at which time bike patrol officers Rice, Miller and Nero began to pursue Mr. Gray”.
Mosby then said: “Having come in contact with pursuing officers, Mr. Gray surrendered to Officers Miller and Nero in the vicinity in the 1700 block of Presbury Street“.
What Marilyn Mosby didn’t say, nor did any media report, was that Freddie Gray ran south past the point of arrest, into a building, then exited the building doubling back on this path, before running into officers Miller and Nero.
(L-R) Officers Brian Rice – Edward Nero – Garrett Miller
Thanks to the painstaking reconstruction work of Diwataman who is going through all the available CCTV footage [camera #2014], you can clearly see Freddie Gray in this BPD video running into a building:
@10:10 of video – Freddie Runing (8:40:07am)
@10:12 of video – Freddie Enters Building (8:40:09am )
@12:10 of video – Van arriving (8:42:07am)
@17:20 of video – Van at Mount and Baker (8:47:17 to 8:50:00am) Video end.
Don’t you find it odd how no-one in the media is bothering to research this stuff on their own and discuss Freddie Gray running into a building prior to his capture.
♦ Why would Freddie Gray run from police when spotted?
The answer explains why it is reasonable and justifiable for the police to suspect something nefarious, pursue and question (stop and frisk).
♦ Why would Freddie Gray run from police, duck around a corner, enter a building and then exit the building only to double back on his path, directly into the police?
The answer to that question brings you to his “ditching something“?
Here’s another angle from another camera [#2106] of the Freddie Gray Arrest timeframe. This camera does not cover the doorway where he ran into the building.
09:53 of video – Freddie Runs (8:39:50 am)
10:12 of video – Bike Cop (8:40:09 am) <- [Unseen Freddie Entering Building]
10:44 of video – Cop with two bikes (8:40:40 am)
11:15 of video – Cop Cars arrive (8:41:12 am)
11:36 of video – Arrest (8:41:33 am)
12:31 of video – Freddie Face Down (8:42:28 am)
13:31 of video – Witness visible who recorded Vid (8:43:28 am)
14:16 of video – Police Van (8:44:14 am)
16:05 of video – Police van leaves (8:46:02 am)