Justice Department investigating death of Baltimore man after arrest

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 21, 2015 4:35 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it is gathering information to determine whether it can bring civil rights charges in the death of a man who died after being arrested by Baltimore police.

Freddie Gray, a 27-year-old black man, was arrested by white officers on April 12 and died days later after slipping into a coma. A preliminary autopsy report said he died from a spinal injury.

(Reporting By Julia Edwards; Editing by Sandra Maler and Peter Cooney)