The Maryland State Attorney has announced on Friday that six Baltimore police officers will face criminal charges, including murder, in the incident that resulted in the death of Freddie Gray. According to reports, he was injured in the back of a police transport van on the way to the police station.
The Medical Examiner Office has confirmed that Gray’s death is a homicide. Moreover, according to the state attorney, Gray’s arrest was illegal. While Gray was being arrested by multiple Baltimore police officers, the officers stated there was a switchblade found in his pants pocket. However, the state attorney claimed that was found in his pocket was, in fact, a knife, not a switchblade, which is legal.
Earlier this week there were reports that he was injured while being transported in the police station. There was investigation about the incident with a prisoner that was set apart from Gray by a metal partition. He stated that Gray may have been trying to intentionally hurt himself. Though, this was found to be incorrect.
By Alex Lemieux
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