Charges Dropped Against All Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case

July 27, 2016  |  

Charges Dropped Against All Six Officers In Freddie Gray Case

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It was a year ago that we all celebrated state attorney Marilyn Mosby’s bold and courageous words against police brutality. We were hopeful when she said that the officers responsible for Freddie Gray’s death would be charged. We thought it was a step in the right direction. That there might actually be a conviction at the end of the road for at least some of the officers involved. But that’s not the case.

After months of watching case after case being dropped against officer after officer, the Baltimore Sun reported that prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers.

The move comes as prosecutors believed there was a strong likelihood that the three remaining officers would not be convicted.

An attorney for Garrett Miller, one of the officers, Catherine Flynn said, “All of our clients are thrilled with what happened today, and we’ll be making a comment later to address the details of what happened.”

Earlier today, during a press conference, Marilyn Mosby said, “For those that believe that I’m anti-police, it’s simply not the case. I’m anti-police brutality. And I need not remind you that the only loss — and the greatest loss — in all of this was that of Freddie Gray’s life. My office has never wavered in our commitment to seeking justice on his behalf.”

25-year-old Freddie Gray was killed last April 2015, a week after his unlawful arrest. He suffered severe spinal cord injuries in the back of a van. His death was ruled a homicide by coroners.

The officers all pleaded not guilty and argued that Gray’s death was a result of a tragic accident rather than any negligence or failure to follow procedure on their part.

While this is a story we all know very well, the acquittal of all six of these officers really hurts. I was hopeful with this case. And it’s a shame that Freddie Gray has yet to receive justice for the loss of his life at the hands of Baltimore police.

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