|When he was arrested Freddie Gray was conscious and walking with a limp (top), but by the time he arrived|
at the hospital he had spinal injuries, was in critical condition and had to be placed in an induced coma.
Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed to ensure the city held "the right people accountable."
RELATED STORY: Cops Arrest Healthy Looking Man — Later He's In the Hospital in Critical Condition: Video Raises Questions of TortureFreddie Gray, 25, of Baltimore, died Sunday at a hospital, a week after he was hurt following an arrest. A timeline released earlier in the week by police said Gray was taken by a van from the scene to a station, where an ambulance was called to treat him and take him to the University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Civilian video showed him being loaded into the van, but did not show the entire encounter.
An attorney retained by Gray's family, Billy Murphy, described extensive injuries in a statement Sunday.
"His spine was 80 percent severed at his neck. He lapsed into a coma, died, was resuscitated, stayed in a coma and on Monday, underwent extensive surgery at Shock Trauma to save his life," Murphy said. "He clung to life for seven days and died today at approximately 7 a.m."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and top police officials promised accountability and transparency Sunday at a news conference at City Hall.