Two years ago in Baltimore, Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained while in police custody, setting off days of peaceful protests -and eventually, violent ones. But it all started when Gray, a 25-year-old black man, turned and ran from the police who were patrolling his neighborhood.
In this Reveal/WYPR collaboration--we look at two cases of running from cops that reveal some truths about the intersection of policing and the courts.
First up, reporter Mary Wiltenburg brings us the story of Greg Butler, a young man who took part in protests in Baltimore after Freddie Gray's death. At the age of 21 he cut a hole in a fire hose on Pennsylvania Avenue and ran from the cops. Butler narrowly escaped jail time for that act.
Click here for a map showing the distance between the sites where Freddie Gray, Greg Butler and Jay Cook ran from police.