Autopsy Shows Freddie Gray Died of 'High-Energy Injury'

The autopsy of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore black man who died after being hurt while in police custody shows he suffered a "high-energy injury" like those in shallow-water diving accidents. Gray's death in April triggered protests and rioting. According to the Baltimore Sun, who cited a copy of the autopsy report on Tuesday, Gray's spinal injury was most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated. The state medical examiner's office concluded that Gray's death fit the medical and legal definition of an accident. But it ruled the death to be a homicide because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission."