CAMILLE: Police officers involved in the death of Freddie Grey are facing criminal charges. Baltimore’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, made the announcement in a surprise move earlier today.
MOSBY: The findings of our comprehensive, independent investigation, coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide, have led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges.
CHAVA: The six officers involved face a range of charges from misconduct to second degree murder. Mosby said the Gray’s death was a result of mistreatment during his arrest and failing to heed his calls for help.
She provided new details about how the 25-year-old Grey died two weeks ago.
MOSBY: The manner of death deemed a homicide by the Maryland State Medical Examiner is believed to be the result of a fatal injury that occurred while Mr Gray was unrestrained by a seatbelt in a custody of the Baltimore Police Department Wagon.
CAMILLE: Mosby also said police had no justification for arresting Grey and that the knife he’d been carrying was in fact legal.
The incident sparked protests nationwide and in Baltimore, some violent, but following today’s announcement some demonstrators in Baltimore were celebrating.
CAMILLE: As the reaction from the community continues to unfold, I spoke with one longtime Baltimore resident. Karsonya Wise Whitehead teaches African American studies and communications at Loyola University Maryland. She is the author of “Letters to my Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America.” She’s been protesting in Baltimore alongside her two sons, ages 12 and 14.
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