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Six Police Officers Charged for Freddie Gray’s Death

The bells of justice may ring out loudly for Freddie Gray and the city of Baltimore.

The six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray—who suffered severed spinal injury and died in police custody—will all face jail time, Marilyn Mosby announced, District Attorney for Maryland.

Mosby’s announcement was given on the steps of the War Memorial Building in the city was received with claps and cheers. “No one is above the law, ” Mosby said directly to Gray’s family. “I would pursue justice upon their behalf.”

According to the Baltimore Sun, the officer’s charges are:

Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, the policeman who drove the van Gray was detained in will be charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office. If convicted, Goodson, alone, could face up to 63 years in prison.

Warrants were issued for all six officers and they’re going to jail today. 

Geneva S. Thomas

Geneva S. Thomas

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