Officers To Face Criminal Charges In Death Of Freddie Gray

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The city of Baltimore may see the justice they’ve been hoping for over the last couple of weeks.

This morning (May 1), Maryland state attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced at a press conference that Freddie Gray’s death has been declared a homicide by the medical examiner.

“Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide,” Mosby said, according to

She continued to explain that there is “probable cause to file criminal charges” against the police officers whose custody Gray was in when he suffered a fatal spinal injury, leading to his death a week later.

The six officers will be facing involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office, and false imprisonment charges.

Mosby said that Gray did not commit a crime, the knife he was carrying was a legal weapon, and “at no point was he secured by a seatbelt” while being transported by police.

Freddie Gray’s death on April 19 sparked protests that escalated into unrest, leading to a state of emergency declaration in Baltimore over the past weekend. Protests continued this week in New York City, with several arrests resulting.

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