The group of protesters angry about the death of Freddy Gray (in hospital following being taken into police custody) were captured on live CNN TV coverage shouting their desires to kill in retaliation.
The advocacy for violent confrontation comes on the same day the same day police released the names of the officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. Gray died of a spinal injury Sunday, exactly one week after he was taken into custody.
Earlier in the day, the Baltimore Police Department released the names of six police officers suspended with pay. They are: • Lt. Brian Rice, 41, who joined the department in 1997; • Officer Caesar Goodson, 45, who joined in 1999; • Sgt. Alicia White, 30, who joined in 2010; • Officer William Porter, 25, who joined in 2012; • Officer Garrett Miller, 26, who joined in 2012; and • Officer Edward Nero, 29, who joined in 2012.
After an “in-custody death,” it is standard procedure to release the names of officers involved, said Baltimore Police Department spokesman Capt. Eric Kowalczyk. It doesn’t mean the officers did anything wrong, nor does it mean that these were the only officers involved, he said.
Of the six officers, three were on bikes and initially approached Gray, another made eye contact with Gray, another officer joined in the arrest after it was initiated and one drove the police van, Kowalczyk said.
The Baltimore protesting group has vowed to hunt down the police and kill them all.