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Grand Jury Indicts Baltimore Cops Responsible for Death of Freddie Gray

© AP Photo / Baltimore Police Department via AP, FileThese undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A grand jury indicted the six officers, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, May 21, 2015.
These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. A grand jury indicted the six officers, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday, May 21, 2015. - Sputnik International
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A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted all six officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

The officers — Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, Edward M. Nero, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice, and Alicia D. White — will be arraigned on July 2. The decision was announced by State's Attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby, Thursday evening.

© Witness video (screen cap)The Baltimore Police Department has suspended six officers with pay as they investigate the death in police custody of Freddie Gray.
The Baltimore Police Department has suspended six officers with pay as they investigate the death in police custody of Freddie Gray. - Sputnik International
The Baltimore Police Department has suspended six officers with pay as they investigate the death in police custody of Freddie Gray.

Gray's death was ruled a homicide after he died of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody on April 19. These injuries were attributed to his being improperly placed in the back of a police van one week prior. With his hands cuffed and ankles shackled, prosecutors allege that Gray repeatedly asked the officers for medical assistance, but was consistently denied.

"Lieutenant Rice, Officer Miller, and Officer Nero failed to establish probable cause for Mr. Gray's arrest, as no crime had been committed by Mr. Gray," Mosby told reporters.

Police officials had said Gray was taken into custody for possession of an illegal, switchblade knife. Prosecutors maintained that the knife was not discovered until after the arrest, and was of a legal variety.

Gray's death led to mass protests in Baltimore, as well as other major cities across the country. While most of the protests remained peaceful, the news also led to violent clashes with police, resulting in Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declaring a state of emergency.

© AP Photo / Patrick SemanskyA demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore
A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore - Sputnik International
A demonstrator raises his fist as police stand in formation as a store burns, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore

© REUTERS / Shannon StapletonA Baltimore Metropolitan Police transport vehicle burns during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015
A Baltimore Metropolitan Police transport vehicle burns during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015 - Sputnik International
A Baltimore Metropolitan Police transport vehicle burns during clashes in Baltimore, Maryland April 27, 2015
The indictment comes as welcome news to many frustrated over the lack of accountability in police brutality cases. The failure of grand juries to indict officers involved in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York also led to nationwide demonstrations.

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