The Six Officers Charged Would Be Afforded Their Due Process Rights, Something They Denied Freddie Gray, When They Snatched The Life Out Of The 25 Year Old!

The death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and six Baltimore police officers now face criminal charges that include second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby says.

 

Mosby announced the charges Friday morning, citing her office’s “thorough and independent” investigation and the medical examiner’s report on Gray’s death. She said warrants were issued Friday for the officers’ arrest.

 

The city’s recently elected state’s attorney, Mosby detailed a range of charges against the officers, with offenses ranging from one count of second-degree murder and four counts of involuntary manslaughter to assault and misconduct in office.

 

The most severe charges are leveled against Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., identified as the driver of the van that transported Gray to a police station. The charges against Goodson include second-degree depraved heart murder, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

 

 

The investigation by the prosecutor’s office found there had been no reason to detain Gray — and that his arrest was in itself illegal, Mosby said. She said the knife that police officers found on Gray turned out to be legal.

 

After announcing the charges, Mosby noted her own ties to the police community — including her mother, father and grandfather, who were police officers. She thanked officers who are committed to serving the community.

 

We’ll have more details from the announcement and any documents released by the prosecutor’s office.

 

Update at 5:28 p.m. ET. Family Is Satisfied With Charges:

 

 

Saying they represented an “important step in getting justice for Freddie,” Richard Shipley, Gray’s stepfather, said that the family was “satisfied” with the charges filed today.

 

Shipley went on to plea for peace and for the city to get back to work.

 

“You all know that without justice there is not peace,” he said. “But let us have peace in the pursuit of justice.”[Source NPR]

 

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