Six Police Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
- Baltimore 05/21/2015 by Justin Fenton (Baltimore Sun)
Six Baltimore Police officers were indicted Thursday on various charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictments at a late-afternoon news conference at her downtown office.
The indictments came nearly three weeks after Mosby announced criminal charges against the officers. Some charges were slightly different than what Mosby announced on May 1. The grand jury review is a procedural step to move the case forward to a higher court, from district court to Baltimore City Circuit Court.
Officer Caesar R. Goodson, the driver of the van used to transport Gray on April 12, remains charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, which is the most serious charge among all six officers.
All six officers have been free on bail.
Gray, 25, died on April 19, a week after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in police custody. His death set off weeks of protests and later riots that prompted Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to declare a curfew for the city and Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency and deploy in the National Guard.