clock menu more-arrow no yes

The grand jury has indicted all 6 officers in Freddie Gray's death

The Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
The Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death
Baltimore Police Department
  1. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a grand jury found probable cause to indict all six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
  2. Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died on April 19 from a spinal cord injury after an allegedly brutal arrest and being handcuffed in the back of a police van.
  3. The charges against the six officers include second-degree murder, manslaughter, and assault charges.
  4. Mosby said the officers will be arraigned on July 2.

The indictments

The prosecutor's office revised its originally announced charges to add reckless endangerment counts to all of the officers' cases, and remove false imprisonment charges.

ABC News' Christian Schaffer tweeted the full list of indictments, which was handed out to reporters at Mosby's press conference.

Gray's arrest was unlawful

Mosby announced on May 1 that an investigation by her office determined Gray's arrest was unlawful, and that his death had been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner. Police said they arrested Gray for allegedly possessing a switchblade — but Mosby said the knife wasn't a switchblade and was therefore legal.

That announcement largely put an end to the protests and riots that broke out in Baltimore 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.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for The Weeds

Get our essential policy newsletter delivered Fridays.