The Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces that charges will be filed against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES (APRIL 30, 2015) (NBC) – Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray will face criminal charges, including manslaughter and murder, in the death of the 25-year-old black man, the city’s chief prosecutor said on Friday.
“The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide, which we received today, has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges,” said Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, at a news conference.
Gray died a week after his April 12 arrest. He asked for medical attention twice during a ride between the site of his arrest and a police booking center, Mosby added.
“Lieutenant Rice, Officer Miller, and Officer Narrow failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray’s arrest, as no crime had been committed by Mr. Gray. Accordingly, Lieutenant Rice, Officer Miller, Officer Narrow illegally arrested Mr. Gray,” Mosby said.
The U.S. Justice Department is also investigating the case.