*According to various reports, the mother of Freddie Gray, the black Baltimore man whose death in police custody prompted charges against police officers, has attempted suicide.
CBS affiliate, WJZ, citing multiple sources, reported that Gloria Darden was undergoing psychiatric evaluation Thursday evening after the Wednesday evening suicide attempt.
Darden suffered superficial wounds in the attempt and was taken to a nearby hospital, but no surgery or stitches were necessary.
As we widely reported, Freddie Gray, 25, suffered injuries while in police custody following an April 12 arrest and died in a hospital a week later. The incident prompted widespread protests in Baltimore and in other cities.
In September, Baltimore agreed to pay Gray’s family $6.4 million to settle civil litigation.