The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray that’s sparked protests nation wide has been officially ruled a homicide. After an independent investigation, it’s been determined that his death was caused by severe trauma while in police custody.
State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that six police officers will be charged in his death.
via ABC News :
Mosby announced a series of charges now facing the six police officers involved in putting Gray in custody and transporting him in the police wagon on the morning of April 12. The charges vary for each individual, but include several counts of manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office, and false imprisonment among others. The serious charge she listed was second degree depraved heart murder, which only one officer faces. A warrant has been issued for the police officer’s arrest, Mosby said.
Take a look at a list of charges with maximum penalties below:
While it’s a step in the right direction, we’re praying that justice is served to the fullest extent.
Watch below as State Attorney Marilyn Mosby makes the announcement.