Feds Won't Charge Officers in Freddie Gray Case

They were involved in death that sparked 2015 protests
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2017 12:00 AM CDT
This photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department shows the six officers. Top row from left: Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, and Edward M. Nero. Bottom row from left: William G. Porter,...   (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)
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(Newser) – The US Department of Justice won't bring federal charges against six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests in Baltimore, the AP reports. The Gray family's attorney says the Justice Department informed him Tuesday that no charges would be filed. The officers were charged by state prosecutors after Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon in April 2015. He was handcuffed and shackled at the time, but he was unrestrained by a seatbelt. Three officers were acquitted at trial. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped the remaining state cases. Five officers still face internal disciplinary trials. (Read more Freddie Gray stories.)

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