1000s of Injuries in Baltimore Arrests


baltimore6Freddie Gray wasn’t the only man arrested by Baltimore Police to have suffered serious injuries, according to a Baltimore Sun investigation. The newpaper found that between June 2012 and April 2015, the Baltimore City Detention Center turned away more than 2,500 arrests because the suspects had serious injuries.

Records show those included “fractured bones, facial trauma, and hypertension,” and that “123 had visible head injuries.”

Lawsuits against the police reportedly cost Baltimore more than $6 million.

The Baltimore Police Department did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment. Read more at The Baltimore Sun.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. The bottom line here is that the Baltimore police are poorly trained and badly supervised. Some are also unmotivated to view themselves as part of the community they supposedly serve.

    The Justice Department investigation will be good for the department, since it will review policies and procedures and find where they need improvement, then work with the department to do so. The majority of officers want to do a good job, and they will be supported. The minority who are unsuited to be police officers or don’t care about doing the job right will be obliged to find another line of work and stop costing the city millions in damages for injuries that could have been avoided by proper arrest procedures.

    Both the community of Baltimore and the members of the police department who care about doing their job well will benefit.