On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., a 25-year-old man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for possessing what the police alleged was an illegal switchblade knife. While being transported in a police van, Mr. Gray fell into a coma and was taken to hospital. Mr. Gray died on April 19, 2015; his death was listed as injuries to his spinal cord. On April 21, 2015, pending an investigation of the incident, six Baltimore police officers were suspended. Prosecutors stated that they had probable cause to file criminal charges against the six police officers who were believed to be involved in his death. The officer driving the van was charged with second-degree" depraved-heart" murder for his indifference to the considerable risk that Mr. Gray might be killed, and others were charged with crimes ranging from manslaughter to illegal arrest.