Protests grow following death of Freddie Gray

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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Baltimore Tuesday, demanding answers and justice following the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray’s family joined the protesters out front of the Western District Police Station.

That’s where Baltimore police brought the 25-year-old after his arrest on April 12th; but it’s what happened leading up to his arrival there that has many people angry and confused.

"It's not acceptable to keep doing this. There's no justification for some of the things that's being done,” said one protester.

"How do you take a man, put him in handcuffs, and then feel as though you want to hurt him dead,” another protester added.

Cell phone video of the arrest shows Gray screaming as he was dragging by police and put into a transport van.

He died a week later from a severe injury to his spinal cord.

"If he has a spinal injury, and he was talking before he got in the van, then what transpired between the time that he was in the van and that he got medical attention,” said Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Baltimore City Council President.

All six officers involved in Gray’s arrest have been suspended.

Baltimore Police say they plan to finish their investigation in Gray’s death by May 1st.

The case will then go to the State’s Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether or not to file charges against the officers.

"Mr. Gray's family deserves justice and our community deserves an opportunity to heal and get better and make sure this doesn't happen again,” said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

In the meantime, the demonstrations are gaining momentum.

Protesters are expected to return to the police station Wednesday and have also planned a rally on Thursday in front of City Hall.