Baltimore Charges Officers With the Murder of Freddie Gray

Baltimore

In Baltimore, six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the charges of manslaughter and murder have turned the tide that recently seemed to be finding in the favor of many police. The riots and protesting in the streets of Baltimore have reached a fever pitch in the past few days leading up to this decision. The state attorney of Maryland filed the findings of the autopsy of Gray, which reported that the official cause of death was a homicide. Officials have set the expectation that it is going to take a long time to prosecute, and to also investigate the event. The six police are in the custody of the state currently.

The president has not released an official statement on the subject but has commented on the fact that it is important that the system works fairly for all participants regardless of color, class, or creed. When he was in custody, Gray was never belted upright, but was thrown into the police van face down while he was left suffocating. His pleas of suffocation were ignored by the police as he was en route to the Baltimore Police Station. Protestors have been celebrating this decision in the streets of Baltimore. The six police officers have been charged and will be dealt justice accordingly.

By Melissa English

Sources:

NY Times

7 News

Wall Street journal

Photo By: Scot Lum Creativecommons Flickr License

Photo By: Scot Lum Creativecommons Flickr License