DOJ Won't Charge Officers In Death of Freddie Gray

Posted: Sep 12, 2017 5:44 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to bring federal charges against the six officers involved in the tragic death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, bringing the two-year long case to a close.

In April 2015, Freddie Gray was arrested by six police officers in Baltimore, Maryland. After being handcuffed, officers put Gray into the back of a police transport vehicle. While in the back of the vehicle, Gray suffered a broken neck and died. Though he was handcuffed and shackled, the officers had not put a seat belt on him. The six officers each faced different charges, from second-degree assault to "second-degree depraved-heart murder." Marilyn J. Mosby, the state's attorney for the city of Baltimore, was the prosecutor.

As the case went on, three of the six officers were acquitted in court. Seeing that she no longer had a case against the remaining officers, Mosby dropped the remaining charges against them.

Though the officers will no longer face criminal charges, the Associated Press reports that the officers will still face "internal disciplinary trials" at the end of October.