Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Friday that all six officers involved in the the death of Freddie Gray are being charged.
Charges in the Freddie Gray case
- Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr.: Second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle, misconduct in office.
- Officer William G. Porter: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.
- Lt. Brian W. Rice: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
- Officer Edward M. Nero: Second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
- Officer Garrett Miller: Second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
- Sgt. Alicia D. White: Manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.
Charges for the officers involved include manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
At a press conference, Mosby said Gray was bound by his wrist and ankles and was left stomach-down on the floor. Officers drove around as Gray repeatedly asked for medical attention.
Gray died from his injuries on April 12. He suffered a severed spine and head injuries.
“I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,’” Mosby said. “Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.”
The officers could face 10 to 30 years if they are convicted.
In a statement, Rev. Al Sharpton said the officers being charged is a step in the right direction.
“Freddie Gray was robbed of the life he had ahead of him, his family was robbed of a loved one, and the Baltimore community has been robbed of a young man and, in recent days, a sense of peace,” he said. “I applaud Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney, for taking the first step today toward bringing justice to Freddie, those who loved him, and his city.”
In an open letter to Mosby by the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police, President Gene Ryan said he has deep concerns about her conflict of interests claiming Mosby has relationships with the Gray’s family attorney. She is also married to a Baltimore city council member. He requested a special prosecutor be appointed.