Six Baltimore police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (May 21, 2015) — Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Thursday on charges connected to the death of Freddie Gray. The indictments came after prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury for two weeks, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.
The list of charges in the indictments the grand jury returned differs slightly from charges Mosby announced earlier this month; all six of the officers now face charges of reckless endangerment.
“As our investigation has 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,” she said.
Mosby didn’t take questions at the press conference and didn’t go into details about what additional evidence had come to light.
The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.
Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.
Mosby’s announcement earlier this month that charges had been filed against the officers brought cheers from protesters and words of protest from the police union.
Attorneys for the officers have called for Mosby to be taken off the case, arguing that she has conflicts of interest — an accusation Mosby denies.