Breaking News: Criminal Charges Filed Against All 6 Officers In Death Of Freddie Gray

Today, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, that his arrest was illegal, that he was not in possession of a switch blade, that ALL SIX OFFICERS involved in his death have been charged and a warrant has been issued for their arrests. Charges against the officers include 2nd degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter and misconduct. Mosby laid out the timeline of the events leading to Gray’s death, starting with his unlawful arrest; the officers violated police procedure by putting him in cuffs and leg cuffs in the van without seat belting him in, and then repeatedly failed to get him medical attention, despite stopping to check on him multiple times throughout their drive and his requests for medical attention. They did nothing. By the time they arrived at the police station, “Mr. Gray was no longer breathing at all.”

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This is just the first step in getting justice for Freddie Gray. Our thoughts go out to his grieving family. [NY Times; Baltimore Sun]

UPDATE: Here are the charges against each officer in the death of Freddie Gray:


Here is the definition of a “depraved heart murder.” Fitting: