Prisoner says in police report that Freddie Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself”

Freddie Gray, pictured in this undated photo, died Sunday, one week after he was arrested in Baltimore. (Photo courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy via ABC News)

BALTIMORE, Md. (WRIC) — What happened inside the Baltimore police van where Freddie Gray was placed just before he died?

According to a police report obtained by the Washington Post, a prisoner who rode in the van with Gray told investigators he could hear the 25-year-old “banging against the walls” and that he thought Gray “was intentionally trying to injure himself.”

At the time, the prisoner was separated from gray by a metal partition and could not see him.

One of the attorneys for the Gray family, Jason Downs, spoke to the Washington Post and said that the family wasn’t aware of the prisoner’s comments.

“We disagree with any implication that Freddie Gray severed his own spinal cord,” Downs told the Post. “We question the accuracy of the police reports we’ve seen thus far, including the police report that says Mr. Gray was arrested without force or incident.”

Baltimore Police gave evidence from the investigation into Gray’s death to prosecutors today.

Click here to read more from the Washington Post.

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