Grand Jury Indicts Cops in Freddie Gray Case

     BALTIMORE (CN) – A grand jury has returned indictments against the six Baltimore city police officers previously charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray.
     Marilyn Mosby, state’s attorney for Baltimore City, made the announcement Thursday on the heels of an independent investigation into the death of Gray, 25, who suffered a severe spinal cord injury while being arrested on April 12.
     Gray’s April 27 funeral sparked violent protests and riots in the streets of Baltimore, and prosecutor Mosby announced charges on May 1.
     “The Grand Jury, who also concluded there is sufficient evidence for probable cause, returned indictments on all counts presented to them.” Mosby said in a statement posted on Baltimore City State’s Attorney website Thursday.
     The six newly indicted officers are scheduled for arraignment on July 2. They are all currently out on bail.
     Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, is charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, gross negligent manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligent manslaughter by vehicle three years, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. The top charge carries a 30-year sentence.
     Video of Gray’s arrest shot by a bystander shows Gray dragging his feet while police put him in a van. Goodson allegedly drove that van.
     Officer William Porter, 25, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. His top charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.
     Lt. Brian Rice, 41, and Sgt. Alicia White, 30, face the same charges as Porter faces.
     Officer Edward Nero, 29, is charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. His top charge carries a maximum 10-year sentence as well.
     Officer Garrett Miller, 26, faces the same charges as Nero faces.
     Mosby said her office’s ongoing investigation uncovered new information, emphasizing that the charges can and should be revised when that happens.

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