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Criminal charges filed against police officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
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  1. Freddie Gray's death has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, and criminal charges will be filed against the police officers involved in his arrest, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced on Friday.
  2. The charges against the six officers involved in Gray's death include second-degree murder, manslaughter, and assault charges. The New York Times's Alan Blinder tweeted a full list of the charges:

  3. Mosby said Gray's arrest was unlawful. Police said they arrested Gray for allegedly possessing a switchblade — but Mosby said the knife was legal, and police didn't discover it until after the arrest.
  4. Gray received a fatal spinal cord injury while under police custody. He died on April 19, a week after his arrest.
  5. Protests and riots broke out in Baltimore this week in response to Gray's death, leading local and state officials to impose a weeklong 10 pm curfew and enlist the help of Maryland's National Guard.

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