News articles reported that the police officers who arrested Freddie Gray ignored his claim that he was injured.
Why would they do such a thing?
Perhaps this story helps explain the failure of the police to pay attention to Gray:
A 23-year-old man who dropped a gun that went off and caused uproar at Pennsylvania and W. North avenues Monday was charged with a gun violation, police said.
Robert Edward “Meech” Tucker, was taken to a hospital but was uninjured in the incident, which happened one week after violent rioters looted and torched the CVS Pharmacy store on the same corner.
Police said they received a report that Tucker was carrying a gun at the corner at about 3:20 p.m., and saw him on a CityWatch camera “displaying characteristics of an armed person.” They called the police Foxtrot helicopter in case he tried to flee, then approached him, police said. He ran west on W. North Ave and “kept reaching and holding his dip area [front waistband],” police said.
He tossed the Ruger Blackhawk .357 handgun to the ground and it went off, police said. Tucker fell to the ground, where he was arrested as he “began to scream and carry on as if he was injured and/or shot,” police said.
Assuming Tucker had been shot by police, the crowd began to throw objects including bricks and water bottles at the officers. The officers called for backup and a medic, who determined Tucker had not been injured but took him to the hospital “anyway to ensure he had absolutely no injuries,” police said.
Tucker was discharged from the hospital and booked, police said.
Fox News helpfully reported that another black man had been shot. Not exactly.