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    DOJ won't bring charges against officers in Gray case

    DOJ won’t bring charges against officers in Gray case
    JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

    Updated 4:35 pm, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

     

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice won’t bring federal charges against six police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in Baltimore.

    The officers were charged by state prosecutors after Gray’s neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon in April of 2015. The 25-year-old was handcuffed and shackled at the time, but he was unrestrained by a seat belt.

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    The Gray family’s attorney, Billy Murphy, said the Justice Department informed him on Tuesday that no federal charges would be filed. The decision means none of the officers will be held criminally responsible for Gray’s death.

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    DOJ won’t charge police officers in Freddie Gray case

    BY MAX GREENWOOD – 09/12/17 04:07 PM EDT

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) will not bring federal charges against six Baltimore police officers involved in the 2015 arrest and eventual death of Freddie Gray, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

    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.

    Even with those charges dropped, however, it remained to be seen whether the federal government would file charges against the officers.

    more:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/350307-justice-department-wont-charge-police-officers-in-arrest-death

    Remember this Marilyn Mosby press conference? I actually thought maybe this time something was gonna happen. Just call me Charlie Brown.

    • Judi Lynn (7137 posts)
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      2. How bad does it have to get before someone in power decides it's time to change?

      Freddie Gray looked horrendously damaged during the time the cops dragged him (he could not stand up) to the vehicle. He also couldn’t hold up his head. They had severely harmed him before he ever went on that ride to the station.

      We are expected to take the abuse and keep quiet about it. Doesn’t seem possible people can be this evil. We need a solution immediately.