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Six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray have been all indicted by a grand jury.

On May 21, State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced the revised charges, but the most serious charges – including second-degree murder – remained.

Freddie Gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury in police custody in April and died a week later.

The black man’s death sparked weeks of protests and later riots and looting in Baltimore.

Marilyn Mosby said: “As is often the case, during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence.”

The grand jury did not return charges on the false imprisonment charges that were brought against some of the officers.

Marilyn Mosby brought the false imprisonment charges earlier claiming that Freddie Gray’s arrest was unjustified and illegal.Baltimore police officers indicted

However, the grand jury did return new reckless endangerment charges that were not part of the original charges announced three weeks ago.

Marilyn Mosby has said that Freddie Gray’s neck was broken while he was being handcuffed and placed into a police van. She also said that police repeatedly ignored his pleas for medical attention.

The officers are scheduled to appear in court on July 2.

A lawyer for the six Baltimore police officers said they “did nothing wrong”, after criminal charges were announced by Marilyn Mosby earlier this month.

Lawyer Michael Davey said the officers “at all times acted reasonably and in accordance with their training” and accused Marilyn Mosby of an “egregious rush to judgement”.

He also said that the defense team had “grave concerns about the fairness and integrity of the prosecution of our officers”.

Marilyn Mosby rejected a police union request to step aside and appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case.

The grand jury’s decision to bring charges largely similar to Marilyn Mosby’s may quiet calls for her to step aside.

Freddie Gray’s death is the latest in a string of high-profile cases in the US where unarmed black men have died after contact with the police.

After Freddie Gray’s funeral, riots broke out in sections of West Baltimore, prompting city and state officials to deploy thousands of extra law enforcement officers and National Guard troops to keep the peace and enact a citywide curfew.

Baltimore police officers charges:

  • Officer Caesar Goodson: 2nd-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, 2nd degree negligent assault, manslaughter by vehicle by means of gross negligence, manslaughter by vehicle by means of criminal negligence, misconduct in office for failure to secure prisoner and failure to render aid, reckless endangerment
  • Officer William Porter: Involuntary manslaughter, assault in the 2nd degree, misconduct in office, reckless endangerment
  • Lieutenant Brian Rice: Involuntary manslaughter, assault in the 2nd degree, assault in the 2nd degree [second of two similar charges], misconduct in office, reckless endangerment
  • Officer Edward Nero: Assault in the 2nd degree (intentional), assault in the 2nd degree (negligent), misconduct in office, reckless endangerment
  • Sergeant Alicia White: Involuntary manslaughter, 2nd degree assault, misconduct in office, reckless endangerment
  • Officer Garrett Miller: Intentional Assault in the 2nd degree, assault in the 2nd degree, negligent misconduct in office, reckless endangerment


Marilyn Mosby is the top state prosecutor for Baltimore that filed criminal charges against six officers in the case of Freddie Gray who died in police custody on April 19.

During a news conference on May 1st, State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said the death of the 25-year-old black man was a homicide, and his arrest was illegal.

Marilyn Mosby announced charges ranging from second-degree murder to assault.Marilyn Mosby Freddie Gray case

Freddie Gray’s death – from injuries in custody – sparked violent protests in Baltimore this week.

Top state prosecutor for Baltimore Marilyn Mosby has been in office since January 2015.

Marilyn Mosby, 35, is an African-American raised in a gritty neighborhood of Boston.

Her husband, Nick Mosby, is a Baltimore Councilman.

In Boston, Marilyn Mosby’s mother, father and grandfather were all police officers.  Campaigning for her job in 2014, Marilyn Mosby said she decided to be a prosecutor when she was 14, the year one of her cousins, was shot to death outside her family home.


A Baltimore mother has become an internet sensation after beating her son for throwing rocks at police during Freddie Gray riots in the city.

The woman, later identified as Toya Graham, said she turned on the evening news and saw her son, Michael, 16, on TV throwing rocks at cops in the streets during April 27 riots.

Toya Graham told CBS News of the moment she spotted her son: “I was shocked. I was angry, because you never want to see your child out there doing that.”

“At that point, I just lost it.”

She said she run to the scene, smacked some sense into Michael and half-dragged, half-shamed him back home.Baltimore Toya Graham Mom of the Year

Toya Graham’s actions, caught on video that has since gone viral, earned her praise on social media on April 28 as “Mom of the Year”.

“He knew he was in trouble,” Toya Graham told CBS.

“He said, <<When I seen you>>, he said, <<Ma, my instinct was to run>>.

“I’m a no-tolerant mother. Everybody that knows me, know I don’t play that,” she said.

When asked if hero moms like herself could help curb violence in the city, Toya Graham said: “I think so.”

“A lot of mothers have to provide for their children,” she said.

“As parents, we just have to follow through to make sure that’s where they’re supposed to be at.”

Toya Graham, meanwhile, became a social media sensation – with hundreds on Twitter hailing her under the hashtag “#momoftheyear”.

Baltimore Police fired gas to enforce a curfew on the streets, a night after violence and arson rocked the city.

After an evening of largely peaceful protests, a few hundred people defied the deadline of 22:00.

In the face of thousands of troops on the city streets, the remaining crowds later dispersed and police said the curfew was working.

The protests have gone on daily since the death of African American Freddie Gray in police custody on April 19.

Freddie Gray’s death is the latest in a string of high-profile cases where black men have died after contact with the police.

There was an outbreak of violence after Freddie Gray’s funeral on April 27, but a different atmosphere characterized the streets the following night.

Two hours after the start of the curfew, which runs from 22:00 to 05:00, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said it was working well.

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Photo Getty Images

There were “no major issues” and only 10 arrests, he said.

A few individuals threw bottles and gas canisters at police but there were no major clashes.

The National Guard had been sent to Baltimore to stop unrest for the first time since 1968, when some of the city’s neighborhoods went up in flames after the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

Baltimore leaders and pastors had urged calm on April 28, after about 200 people were arrested the previous night as more than 100 cars were set alight and 15 buildings destroyed.

A mother who was filmed smacking her rioting son, instantly becoming an overnight celebrity, has spoken out about her widely praised actions.

“He knew he was in trouble,” Toya Graham told CBS News.

“I’m a no-tolerant mother. Everybody that knows me, knows I don’t play that.”

At a news conference on April 28, President Barack Obama harshly criticized the perpetrators of “senseless violence and destruction”.

Barack Obama described the issues behind the protests – the use of force by police against African American men – as a “slow-rolling crisis”.

The person hoping to follow him in the White House, fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, also spoke out, calling it “heartbreaking”.

“We have to restore order and security,” Hillary Clinton told a fundraising event in New York.

“But then we have to take a hard look as to what we need to do to reform our system.”

Freddie Gray, 25, died after suffering unexplained injuries to his spinal cord in police custody and spending a week in a coma.


President Barack Obama said those who looted and started fires in Baltimore “should be treated like criminals”.

He also said police violence against African-Americans is a “slow-rolling crisis” after a night of violence in Baltimore.

The Baltimore rioting came after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man fatally injured in police custody in the city.

A week-long curfew has been announced and thousands of troops have been deployed to Baltimore.

The National Guard has been sent to Baltimore to stop unrest for the first time since 1968, when some of the city’s neighborhoods went up in flames after the assassination of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

About 200 people were arrested on April 27, when more than 100 cars were set alight and 15 buildings destroyed.

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Photo AP

Barack Obama harshly criticized “a handful of people” for “senseless violence and destruction”.

“That is not a protest, that is not a statement, they are stealing.”

However, Barack Obama said the rioting had distracted from the frustration over Freddie Gray’s death.

“This has been a slow-rolling crisis. This has been going on for a long time. This is not new. And we shouldn’t pretend that it’s new,” Barack Obama said.

The president added such problems would not be solved just by changes to policing.

“It would require everybody saying this is important, this is significant, and that we don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped.”

At an afternoon briefing, Baltimore Captain Eric Kowalczyk was asked why the police had not responded with more resources to prevent fires and rioting.

Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said police had originally deployed for a “high school event”, expecting young students.

“I don’t think there’s anyone in the country that would expect us to deploy automatic weapons and armored vehicles to an event with 13, 14 and 15 year olds,” but saw it turned into an incident that drew in older troublemakers and escalated in violence.

Out of 235 arrests, 201 were adults, Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said.

He also noted there was a large group at a major intersection in Baltimore on April 28 who were protesting peacefully.

“That’s what we’re used to seeing in Baltimore.”

Volunteers and city workers began cleaning up affected areas on Tuesday morning. Smoke still rose from buildings set alight the night before.

Freddie Gray, 25, died on April 19 after suffering unexplained injuries to his spinal cord and spending a week in a coma.

Officials have suspended six police officers who were involved in the case.

Baltimore has declared a state of emergency amid violent protests linked to Freddie Gray’s death.

The African American man was fatally injured in police custody.

A week-long curfew has been announced and as many as 5,000 National Guard troops could be deployed.

After dark, a community building that was under construction was engulfed in flames.

On April 27, dozens of people were seen confronting police, and 15 officers were injured.

Freddie Gray, 25, died on April 19 after a week in a coma. The justice department is investigating exactly where and when his spinal injuries were sustained.

Officials have suspended six police officers who were involved in the case.Baltimore riots April 2015

Monday’s clashes began hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said it was very clear there was a difference between the “peaceful protests of those who seek justice” and the “thugs who want to incite violence”.

Authorities were “deploying every resource possible to regain control of the situation”, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said.

Later, following violence, looting and fires in various spots across the city of more than 620,000 people, she said: “This destruction we’ve seen this evening is heart-breaking.”

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has ordered a week-long curfew from 22:00 to 05:00 starting on April 28. Public schools are to be closed on Tuesday.

National Guard commander Linda Singh said that up to 5,000 troops could be put on the streets.

“We will be out in massive force,” she said, adding that armored vehicles would be used, but Baltimore would not be under martial law.

Extra police officers are also being drafted in from the Mid-Atlantic region.

Earlier, President Barack Obama said his administration would provide whatever assistance was needed.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an executive order to “protect the lives and property of citizens being impacted by this public emergency”.

Larry Hogan said calling in the National Guard was a “last resort” and that he had “not made this decision lightly”.

Capt. Eric Kowalczyk of Baltimore Police said the 15 injured officers were wounded by thrown objects including bricks and bottles. Two remain in hospital.

Police made at least 27 arrests.

On April 27, fire broke out at a newly constructed community building near a church in eastern Baltimore.

Kevin Harris, a spokesman for the mayor, said the fire was at the Mary Harvin Transformation Centre, described online as a community-based organization that supports young people and families.

Before nightfall, scenes included a blaze at a CVS chemist, stores being looted and police vehicles being burned and vandalized.

Baltimore’s Major League Baseball team the Orioles cancelled Monday night’s game against Chicago’s White Sox as a result of the violence.

Freddie Gray’s death is the latest in a string of high-profile cases where black men have died after contact with the police.

At least 7 police officers have been injured after Baltimore protests over Freddie Gray’s death turned violent on April 27.

One of the officers is unresponsive.

Live video from helicopters shows dozens of people in the streets, confronting officers and smashing at least one police car.

Capt. Eric Kowalczyk said police are attempting to take control of the situation and will deploy tear gas and “pepper balls”.

Baltimore protests have taken place since the death of Freddie Gray on April 19.Violent Baltimore protests Freddie Gray death

Freddie Gray, 25, died after an encounter with police a week earlier during which he sustained serious and unexplained spinal injuries.

The protests and clashes come just hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral.

Baltimore Police have said that juveniles are taking part in the protests, and are calling on parents to find their children and return them home.

The violence “does not reflect the spirit of this movement,” said Pastor Jamal Bryant, an organizer of protests in previous days.

Pastor Jamal Bryant said members of his church are going in to the area to make appeals to the protestors to go home.

“These are not protestors these are lawless individuals,” Capt. Eric Kowalczyk told CNN.

Video feeds showed looters ransacking a neighborhood market, and, in a separate incident, burning a law enforcement vehicle.

Separately, protestors destroyed a police car by jumping on it and smashing the windows.

Officials said the protestors threw bricks, rocks and other items at police officers.

Earlier today, a statement released by police said that its Criminal Intelligence Unit learned “that members of various gangs including the Black Guerrilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership” to target officers.

The violence is an escalation of earlier protests over the weekend that turned violent.


Baltimore protests have increased day by day since April 21 after last week’s death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

Freddie Gray, 25, died a week after being chased and arrested from a fatal spine injury under unexplained circumstances.

The US Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation.

A thousand people gathered on April 21 at the site of Freddie Gray’s arrest, kicking off seven days of protests against what they believe is excessive police force.

Photo AP

Photo AP

As people raised their hands, Pastor Jamal Bryant, one of the demonstrations organizers, said the gesture was not an act of surrender.

“It’s a sign of strength, of one unity and one commitment that we will not rest until we get justice for Freddie Gray,” he said.

Freddie Gray was arrested on April 12. Officials said that he ran away after he “made eye contact” with officers on patrol.

Officers pursued him and took him into custody minutes later. The officers’ reasoning for detaining Freddie Gray is not clear.

“There is no law against running,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters on April 20.

“Running while black is not probable cause,” Billy Murphy, a lawyer hired by Freddie Gray’s family, said.

Mobile phone video shows police pinning Freddie Gray to the ground before a detention van arrives to transport him to a police station.

In the video, officers are seen dragging Gray’s limp body into the van. It is not known whether Freddie Gray’s body was limp because of a deliberate act of defiance or because of a medical condition.

Freddie Gray was in the van for approximately 30 minutes. At one point, police stopped to put Gray into leg shackles after determining he had become irate.

He asked officers for medical care on multiple occasions, Anthony Batts said.

Freddie Gray was eventually rushed to hospital where he lapsed into a coma and died a week later.

A national debate over the use of police force has been going on since August 2014, when black teenager Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.