Freddie Gray suffered fatal spinal injury while being transported in police van, prosecutor says
Six police officers are charged in Gray's death
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In publicly outlining her case against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore’s chief prosecutor faulted what they did – and did not do.
Among the allegations: Failure to find probable cause, illegal arrest, failure to seek or render medical aid, gross negligence and misconduct.
“The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide … has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told reporters Friday from the broad steps of the downtown War Memorial.
Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury on April 12 while being transported in a police van, which made several stops.
“Mr. Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet, and unrestrained inside of the BPD wagon,” Mosby said.
Michael Davey, an attorney for the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police who spoke on behalf of the six officers and their attorneys, told reporters that none of the officers injured or harmed Gray. “They are truly saddened by his death,” Davey said. “These officers did nothing wrong.”