Baltimore grand jury indicts six officers in death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (KUSI) – A Baltimore grand jury is indicting all six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray.

The charges are similar to the ones announced by the State’s Attorney earlier this month.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore’s State’s Attorney, announced the charges Thursday.

She’s the one who presented the case to the grand jury and defense attorneys were not allowed to counter any of it.

There are a range of charges against all six officers and the most serious charge is second-degree murder against the van driver who Mosby said knew Freddie Gray was gravely hurt, but did not get him medical help and that’s what caused his death.

The other officers now face charges of reckless endangerment.

The charges of false imprisonment were dropped by the grand jury indictment.

Freddie Gray’s death in police custody sparked protests and riots across Baltimore.

Mosby claimed Gray’s neck was broken after he was handcuffed, shackled and placed head-first into a police van. His pleas for medical attention were repeatedly ignored.

“As our investigation has continued additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case, during an ongoing investigation charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence. These past two weeks my team has been presenting evidence to a grand jury that just today returned indictments against all six officers,” Mosby said.

Lawyers for the police officers claim that Mosby has conflicts of interest and should hand this case to a special prosecutor, but Mosby denies any conflicts of interest.

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