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Baltimore State's Attorney Will Pursue Murder Charges Against Cops in Freddie Gray Case

May 1, 2015 in Blogs

By Kali Holloway, AlterNet

Multiple charges have just been filed against all 6 officers involved.

All six officers involved in the arrest and transport of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died under unexplained circumstances in police custody earlier this month, will face charges for their roles in his death. At a press conference on Friday morning, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that Gray’s death had been ruled a homicide and that his arrest was “illegal.”

Among those for whom warrants have been issued is Caesar Goodson, the police officer at the wheel of the van that transported Gray. The Guardian reports that Goodson will be charged with “second-degree murder, while charges including manslaughter, assault, and misconduct in public office were brought against five other officers.”

“We are very much committed to pursuing justice,” Mosby said, according to the Huffington Post. “Accountability… you're getting it today.”

The charges follow days of rallies around the country calling for justice in Gray's death. A full list of the charges is below. The press conference in its entirety is at bottom. 

 

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