September 30, 2020

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Baltimore State’s Attorney: Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide and criminal charges will be pursued

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On Friday morning, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges will be pursued.
7:55 AM PT: Multiple charges will be brought against all officers, ranging from second degree murder, manslaughter, assault, false imprisonment, misconduct in office and more. Details will follow.

7:59 AM PT: Mosby says warrants for the officers arrest have been issued.

8:20 AM PT: A complete list of charges is below the fold.

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9:38 AM PT: An informal statement from President Obama, who had not seen the details of the charges against the six police officers:

    “It is absolutely vital that the truth comes out on what happened to Freddie Gray. It is my practice not to comment on the legal processes involved. That would not be appropriate. But I can tell you that justice needs to be served. All the evidence needs to be presented. Those individuals who are charged obviously are also entitled to due process and rule of law. So I want to make sure that our legal system runs the way it should. The Justice Department and our new attorney general is in communications with Baltimore officials to make sure that any assistance we can provide on the investigation is provided. What I think the people of Baltimore want more than anything else is the truth. That’s what people around the country expect.”

10:31 AM PT: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake just announced—without saying names—that five of the six police officers are now in custody.

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