Sources say that Freddie Gray died as a result of slamming his head inside the police van he was being transported in.
It appears Gray may have been subjected to the police brutality tactic known as a “rough ride.”
In a rough ride, suspects are usually handcuffed in the back of the vehicle without being secured by a seatbelt. They are then assaulted by the erratic driving of the police van driver. One sharp turn or sudden stop can do as much or more abuse than an actual physical assault.