The six officers accused of being involved in the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, MD are now facing a variety of charges that could equal to 30 years in.
Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, made the announcement on Friday (May 1).This comes after the medical examiner officially ruled Freddie Gray’s death as a homicide.“The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide, which we received today ,has led us to believe that we have probably cause to file criminal charges” Mosby announced to the general public.
Mosby took the time to break down the series of events that took place, starting April 12th. According to her, Gray was unlawfully arrested and was given a rough transport in a police van, in which he was “handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained”and underwent “a severe and critical neck injury.” He was also not placed in a seatbelt during this ride. This is against police policy.
Gray requested a number of times to receive medical attention but according to reports, those requests were denied. By the time the van arrived to the precinct, Gray was suffering from cardiac arrest and had to be taken to a hospital.
The six officers will have their preliminary hearing on May 27th.
Below is a break down of the charges each officer faces. The second-degree depraved-heart murder charge is the one of the highest, that can result in 30 years in prison.
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr.;one count of second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence), manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) and finally,misconduct in office.
Lt. Brian W. Rice;one count of involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and one count of false imprisonment.
Sgt. Alicia D. White;count of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
Officer William G. Porter;one count of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
Their bail was set to $350,000.
Officer Garrett E. Miller;two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and one count of false imprisonment.
Officer Edward M. Nero;two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and one count of false imprisonment.
Their bail was set to $250,000. Though all six officers were taken into custody, everyone but Sgt. White has posted bail and been released from prison.
Watch the video above to see the rest of what she had to say.