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Six Baltimore Officers Indicted Over the Death of Freddie Gray

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Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)

By    |   Friday, 22 May 2015 11:18 AM

Six Baltimore police officers have been indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died in police custody last month, state's attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters Thursday.

The indictments closely mirror the charges brought against the officers on May 1, the Baltimore Sun reported, noting that the main discrepancies are the dropped false imprisonment charges against three of the officers and the addition of a reckless endangerment charge to all six.

The officers, who remain free on bail, will be formally arraigned in Baltimore Circuit Court on July 2.

"As our investigation continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence," Mosby said Thursday at a news conference.

Officers Caesar R. Goodson Jr., William G. Porter, Edward N. Nero and Garrett E. Miller, Sgt. Alicia D. White, and Lt. Brian W. Rice were charged after the medical examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide.

Goodson faces charges including second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, and assault, among other counts, according to The Washington Post. Porter, Rice, and White each face involuntary manslaughter and other charges.

Nero and Miller face assault charges, while all six were hit with misconduct in office charges.

The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police filed a motion
in Baltimore District Court May 8 asking the court to dismiss the charges against the officers or for Mosby to recuse herself from the case.

"All citizens are innocent until proven guilty, including these six officers," said a statement from the police union Thursday. "(The union) is asking for the community's support for the thousands of men and women of the Baltimore Police Department who protect and serve our neighborhoods every day. Together, we can move our city forward."

Prosecutors claim that Gray, who lived in a public housing complex in West Baltimore, was injured after he was arrested on April 12. Baltimore police commissioner Anthony W. Batts argued that the officers transporting Gray broke numerous department policies and repeatedly failed to get him medical attention he requested, according to the Sun. Gray ultimately died of injuries stemming from a severed spine.

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Six Baltimore police officers have been indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died in police custody last month, state's attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters Thursday.
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