April 12, 2015
Freddie Gray runs after seeing police in Baltimore, Maryland. The 25-year-old is arrested for possessing what they describe as an illegal switchblade.
Requests for his inhaler are ignored. He is put into the police vehicle without a restraint, against police policy.
While being transported in a police van, he falls into a coma. He dies on April 19 from injuries to his spinal cord.
Demonstrators take to the streets and the National Guard is dispatched in an attempt to restore order.