State Attorney Rules Freddie Gray’s Death A Homicide

Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide and state attorney Marilyn Mosby will pursue criminal charges against the six officers involved in his death, ABC reports.

The charges vary for each officer but will include  manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. One officer will face second degree depraved heart murder, the most serious charge. A warrant was issued for the officer’s arrest.

The medical examiner found Gray’s cause of death to be severe trauma to the neck and spine.

Mosby asked for the city’s cooperation as she tries to get bring the police officers to justice.

“I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace’ however your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of Freddie Gray,” she said.

In her office’s independent investigation it was found that the officers violated Baltimore police policy when they did not secure him in a seat belt in the police wagon and ignored Gray’s cries for help. Mosby says apprehending Gray was the biggest violation because the knife he had is allowed under Baltimore law and was not a switchblade.

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