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It was announced Friday morning that Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, and six police officers have been charged.
According to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, set the record straight and left no more doubt about what she thought happened on the day the 25 year old was cuffed and thrown into the back of a waiting police van.
The 25-year-old died, she said, after suffering “a severe and critical neck injury” while being transported “handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained” inside a police van. It is against police policy to transport a prisoner without proper restraints such as a seat belt.
All six officers were charged with several counts, including second-degree murder. Three were charged with involuntary manslaughter. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced at a news conference Friday afternoon that five of the officers were in police custody. The mayor urged Police Commissioner Anthony Batts to immediately suspend the officers currently facing charges.
Crisis communications manager Judy Smith, known for being the inspiration for the hit TV show “Scandal,” was brought in by Baltimore’s city government to help navigate issues related to the Freddie Gray case.
Source: CNN.com/Image: media.npr.org
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