This just in! Freddie Gray’s death has just been ruled a homicide! And the six police officers who took him into custody have been charged. Deets inside…
The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide caused by severe trauma after conducting an independent investigation. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby just announced SIX police officers will be charged in his death.
ABC News reports:
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.
The Baltimore man was taken into custody on April 12th where he sustained a spinal injury that needed medical attention. After a week of being in a coma, Freddie eventually succumbed to his injuries and died. On Monday, violent protests were sparked in Baltimore where stores were looted and buildings set on fire. There has been social unrest in Baltimore and cities around the country as citizens march for justice.
Definitely a step in the right direction for justice for this young man. We’re keeping his family and friends in our prayers.