Aug 06, 2022
Officer once charged in Freddie Gray case gets promoted
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The Baltimore Sun reports that Alicia White will serve as captain of the department’s Performance Standards Section, which conducts audits and inspections to make sure the agency is properly following its policies.She served in a similar role before her promotion Friday.
Gray, who was Black, died after suffering a severe spinal cord injury inside a police van. His death prompted days of unrest.
White was among six officers charged in the Gray case by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Three of the officers were acquitted, and Mosby dropped the charges against the remaining three, including White.
Federal prosecutors declined to bring charges following an independent Justice Department investigation.
In a 2016 interview with the Sun, after her state charges were dropped, White defended her actions.
“I still believe that, when I went to work that day, I did everything that I was trained to do,” she said. “Unfortunately, that day someone lost their life. But I feel like everything I was trained to do, I did.”
White responded to the scene after Gray was already in police custody, to investigate complaints about the arrest, officials have said. Mosby said White was responsible for investigating the arrest but only “spoke to the back of Mr. Gray’s head.” Mosby said White failed to summon a medic or properly assess his injuries.
White said that when she arrived on scene, she saw Gray kneeling in the police wagon and asked him whether there was a problem. White later told investigators that Gray didn’t really respond, which she took to mean he didn’t want to cooperate. She said she didn’t see a reason to seek medical attention at the time.
Gray was not secured by a seat belt in the wagon, against department rules. When the van arrived at the Western District, officers said they found Gray not breathing in the back. White then called for a medic. Gray died from his injuries a week later.
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Boy, 12, Airlifted With Hip Injury At Sussex County Football Field: State Police
Troopers responded to the report of the injured boy at Brookside Avenue Park in Sussex Township shortly after 7:35 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, NJSP Trooper Charles Marchan told DailyVoice.com.
The boy was flown via medical helicopter to a nearby hospital for evaluation and treatment of a hip injury, Marchan said.
Initial and unconfirmed reports stated that Atlantic Air 3 took the call with a landing zone at the Sussex Airport.
No further details were released.