CRIME

Lawyer of man who died after an encounter with Baltimore police suspects no cause for arrest

  • Edward Brown speaks at a protest outside City Hall about Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

    Edward Brown speaks at a protest outside City Hall about Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • William Stewart, a friend of Freddie Gray, protests outside City Hall in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

    William Stewart, a friend of Freddie Gray, protests outside City Hall in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. (Amy Davis/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray with Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

    Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, center, speaks to the media at a news conference on the death of Freddie Gray with Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, left, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in Baltimore, Monday, April 20, 2015. Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how Gray suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of injuries sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, says he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.

Authorities say Gray was arrested April 12 after police "made eye contact" with him and another man and the two started running. Gray was placed in a transport van, and roughly 30 minutes later was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Gray died Sunday of what Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez described as "a significant spinal injury."

Billy Murphy, the lawyer hired by Gray's family, says he believes officers had no probable cause to stop Gray.

Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says the reason for Gray's stop is "a question we have to dig into."