6 Baltimore Cops Charged After MD Attorney Finds Them "Grossly Negligent...Freddie Gray's Death Was A Homicide" - Live Feed

It appears the situation in Baltimore just got a lot more serious as MD State Attorney Marilyn Mosby states:

  • *CHARGES FILED AGAINST 6 BALTIMORE PD POLICE OFFICERS
  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: "WE HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO FILE CRIMINAL CHG"
  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: "GRAY'S DEATH WAS A HOMICIDE''

Furthermore:

  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: GRAY INDICATED HE COULDN'T BREATHE WHEN CUFFED
  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: GRAY HAD LAWFULLY POSSESSED KNIFE
  • *BALTIMORE CITY STATE'S ATTORNEY MARILYN MOSBY SPEAKS W/PRESS
  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: POLICE FAILED TO ESTABLISH PROBABLE CAUSE
  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: GRAY ILLEGALLY ARRESTED
  • *GRAY WASN'T SEAT BELTED WHEN PLACED IN POLICE WAGON
  • *MARYLAND ATTNY: GRAY HAD FLEX CUFFS PUT ON, NO SEAT BELT
  • *GRAY SUFFERED NECK INJURY AS A RESULT OF BEING UNRESTRAINED
  • *MD ATTNY: POLICE DIDN'T RENDER, REQUEST MEDICAL ATTN. FOR GRAY
  • *MD ATTNY: POLICE GROSSLY NEGLIGENT WHEN MAKING OTHER STOP
  • *MD ATTNY: GRAY UNRESPONSIVE ON FLOOR; MEDICAL HELP NOT PROVIDED
  • *MD ATTNY: 2ND DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES, OTHERS, FILED
  • *MD ATTNY MOSBY APPEALS FOR PEACE

Mosby's announcement on the steps of the War Memorial Building was greeted with cheers and applause. She said she told Gray's family that "no one is above the law," and so as The Baltimore Sun details, the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died last month after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, who was the driver of a police van that carried Gray through the streets of Baltimore, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office.

 

Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

 

Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

 

Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

 

Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

 

Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.

Warrants were issued for the arrest of all six officers. It wasn't immediately clear where the officers were on Friday morning.

Mosby said Gray was improperly arrested on April 12 because officers had no probable cause to detain him.

 

In a detailed recounting of the events, Mosby described Gray being repeatedly denied medical attention by police officers, even as he asked for medical help and later was unresponsive in a police van.

 

Gray suffered a "severe and critical neck injury" as a result of being handcuffed, shackled and being unrestrained in the van.

 

Mosby said an investigation found officers bound Gray's wrists and ankles and left him stomach-down on the floor of a police van as they drove around West Baltimore. Despite his repeated requests for medical attention, they did not provide it and continued to drive without securing him in the van, she said.

 

Officers on at least five occasions placed Gray in the van or checked on him and failed to secure him, she said. By the time they reached the Western District police station, he was not breathing and in cardiac arrest, she said.

 

Mosby said her office did a "comprehensive, thorough and independent" investigation that began April 13, the day after Gray was injured.

 

"My team worked around the clock, 12- and 14-hour days," she said.

Mosby called on the public to remain calm.

"I heard your call for 'no justice, no peace,'" she said. "Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man."

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The Statement:

 

Here is a full list of charges, as released by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City.

Officer Garrett E. Miller

  1. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  2.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs,)
  3.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment* )
  5.  False imprisonment (8th Amendment* )

Sgt. Alicia D. White

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  3.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr.

  1. Second degree depraved heart murder (30 yrs.)
  2.  Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  3.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  4.  Manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence) (10 yrs.)
  5.  Manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) (3 yrs.)
  6.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment* )

Officer William G. Porter

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  3.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Lt. Brian W. Rice

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  3.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  4.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  5.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  6.  False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Officer Edward M. Nero

  1. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  2.  Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  3.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment* )
  5.  False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)