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Anger at lack of detail surrounding Gray death

Freddie Gray
Freddie Gray

The authorities in Baltimore have refused to provide more than a few sketchy details about the investigation into the death of a black man who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody.

That may be legally appropriate, but many people in the city were finding it hard to be patient when police revealed next to nothing about the criminal investigation they turned over to the state's attorney's office.

Nearly two weeks after Freddie Gray's death, the public still does not know much more than it did on Day One.

The central question - what caused his fatal spinal cord injury - remains a mystery.

The death, which provoked riots earlier in the week, is just the latest case of an African-American man to die at the hands of police, which has triggered an intense debate about how US law enforcement treats minorities.