Six officers charged for death of Freddie Gray

Six officers charged for death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore’s top prosecutor has announced criminal charges against all six officers who were suspended following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, in announcing the charges today, said, “No one is above the law.”

Mosby says the death of Gray, from an unexplained spinal injury, “was a homicide.”

She says his arrest was illegal in the first place — and that his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter. The driver of the van that carried Gray to the station is charged with second-degree murder.

The other five officers face charges of involuntary manslaughter, assault and illegal arrest.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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