BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department won’t charge six Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and in-custody death.
Gray’s death while in police custody in 2015 set off weeks of protests and rioting in Baltimore.
The 25-year-old black man died from a severe spinal injury that he suffered after being arrested and shackled in the back of a paddy wagon.
The officers involved were charged by state prosecutors, though three were acquitted and Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all remaining charges against the other three.
The DOJ has been investigating whether police officers violated Gray’s civil rights during the events that led to his death.
Five of those officers will still face internal disciplinary hearings.