All Charges Dropped In Freddie Gray Case

When the van arrived at the police station, Gray was unresponsive. Officers claim to have found a switchblade, an illegal weapon, on Gray.

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Gray, 25, died a week after sustaining a severe spinal injury in the back of a police van. Without evidence or eyewitnesses to prove intent, he said, he could not convict. All remaining charges have been dropped.

But after heartbreaking introspection and discussion with her legal team, Mosby made a decision to drop the charges against the final three officers after the others were all exonerated of all charges. However, if she'd secured six convictions as opposed to six acquittals, it is likely that history would choose to judge her much differently and no one would second-guess her decisions. "And they were not tainted, and I would've been happy to testify about that", Schatzow said. Similarly, it strengthens the case for disbarment for virtually admitting that there was no chance of a conviction.

"You want accountability? Police officers themselves have to start that", says Charles Wilson, national chairman of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers.

"Justice has been done", said Gene Ryan, president of FOP Lodge 3, which represents city police officers.

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Marilyn Mosby, Maryland state attorney for Baltimore City.

After being unable to get a single conviction in the previous three trials for the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has chose to drop the charges on the remaining three officers. Recent events also show that protests remain the only path justice for Black people can take. She said she thinks the anger will build and build in the community again because police aren't being held accountable.

Gray's case was one in a long series of high-profile deaths of black men at the hands of police over the past two years, which stirred a national debate on race and justice and fuelled the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tawanda Jones is a Baltimore activist whose brother Tyrone West died three years ago after an encounter with Baltimore police. Three officers had been acquitted by a judge. "There were individual police officers that were witnesses to the case, yet were part of the investigative team, interrogations that were conducted without asking the most poignant questions, lead detectives that were completely uncooperative and started a counter-investigation to disprove the state's case", Mosby said. He also said the relationship with Mosby's office was inherently strong and will remain so.

Six Baltimore police officers were charged in connection to Freddie Gray's death in 2015.

More than a year ago, Mosby stood on her city's courthouse steps and announced charges against the officers.

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"I recognize the emotional nature of this case", she said in a statement from Philadelphia.

It now means that no one will be criminally responsible for what happened - he was handcuffed and shackled but unrestrained when the incident happened, and the medical examiner's report ruled his death a homicide. Three of the officers charged in his arrest and death are black, and three are white. Officer Garret Miller and Sergeant Alicia White had yet to stand trial.

Speaking after the pre-trial hearing, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby accused officers investigating Mr Gray's death of having "an obvious bias".

Mosby told Cogen to file the erroneous charges against Rice, the lawsuit states.

CNN left messages Wednesday with Cogen and his attorney.

Her ability to bring about a conviction hinged upon the outcome of Caesar Goodson's trial in June, according to Peter Moskos, an associate professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former Baltimore police officer. He said that while court precedent bars charging police for violating standing orders, police are still responsible for the safety of those in their custody, and actions taken and not taken on Gray's behalf constituted violations. Nero, Goodson and Rice were all acquitted and Porter's trial ended in a hung jury.

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Prosecutors had said Gray was illegally arrested after he ran from a bike patrol officer and that officers failed to buckle Gray into a seat belt or call a medic when he indicated he wanted to go to a hospital. Gray's death drew outrage from protesters in Baltimore and across the country at a time when police use of force was coming under heavy scrutiny.

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