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Freddie Gray Case Evaporates; Mosby Drops Remaining Charges

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Baltimore States Attorney Marilyn Mosby, center, announces the indictments of six Baltimore Police officers Thursday, May 21, 2015, on various charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 12:57 PM

The Freddie Gray case essentially ended on Wednesday without any convictions after Baltimore prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against police officers in the death that sparked riots in April 2015, reported National Public Radio.

Of the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's death, four trials ended with no convictions, with one a hung jury trial and then three not guilty verdicts in bench trials. Three more trials had been scheduled before the remaining charges were dropped on Wednesday.

Gray, 25, suffered spinal cord injuries in the back of a police van after he was arrested in Baltimore. He died a week after his arrest. The Baltimore Sun said his death initially sparked widespread, peaceful protests against police brutality, but then rioting broke out in the city after Gray's funeral.

"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," Catherine Flynn, the attorney for Officer Garrett Miller

The officers are still facing administrative discipline along with internal investigations with the help of outside police agencies.

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby at a news conference in West Baltimore sounded defiant in dropping the charges, saying it was "agonizing" to do so, according to the Sun.

"After much thought and prayer it has become clear that without being able to work with an independent investigatory agency from the very start, without having a say in the election of whether cases proceed in front of a judge or jury, without communal oversight of police in this community, without substantive reforms to the current criminal justice system, we could try this case 100 times and cases just like it and we would still end up with the same result," Mosby said.

Circuit Judge Barry Williams ruled in the bench trials which acquitted officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson, and Lt. Brian Rice over the past three months.

William said prosecutors presented little evidence supporting their broader claims that officers "acted unreasonably, and willfully disregarded their training and general orders, when they decided not to secure Gray in a seat belt in the back of a police transport van, and that the decision directly led to his death," wrote the Sun.

Along with Miller, Sgt. Alicia White still faced trial along with the retrial of Officer William Porter, noted NPR.

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