Officers charged in death of Freddie Gray say he ‘had history of injuring himself to collect insurance money’

Officers charged in death of Freddie Gray say he ‘had history of injuring himself to collect insurance money’

Defense attorneys for the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are starting to speak out. Specifically, about reports that Freddie Gray had a history of trying to injure himself to collect the insurance

Officers charged in death of Freddie Gray say he 'had history of injuring himself to collect insurance money'

Attorneys for the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death say prosecutors steered investigators away from allegations about his behavior in past interactions with law enforcement.

The attorneys claim detectives were told Gray had a history of participating in ‘crash-for-cash’ schemes in which people hurt themselves to collect settlements – information the lawyers say would be useful for their case.

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Gray died on April 19, a week after suffering a critical spinal injury in the back of a police van while being arrested in Baltimore. His death spurred days of protests followed by rioting and looting in the Maryland city.

Attorneys also claim prosecutors told investigators to not follow up about an incident where he hurt himself in a Baltimore jail. Because, you know, who needs facts in a murder case?

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