Officers To Face Criminal Charges In Death Of Freddie Gray

Photo Credit: morguefile.com

Photo Credit: morguefile.com

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 Mic.com.

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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