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Grand Jury Indicts All Six Officers In Baltimore Freddie Gray Case

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After two weeks of deliberation, a grand jury has decided to move ahead with charges against the six Baltimore police officers involved with the death of Freddie Gray last month.

25-year-old Gray died on April 19, a week after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in police custody. His death set off weeks of protests and riots that prompted Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to declare a curfew for the city and Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency, suspend habeus corpus, and deploy the National Guard.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the indictments at a late-afternoon news conference, Thursday.

“As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case, during an ongoing investigation charges can and should be revised, based upon the evidence,” Mosby said.

The list of charges in the indictments the grand jury returned differs slightly from charges Mosby originally announced earlier this month. New charges included reckless endangerment, while charges of false imprisonment and second-degree assault were removed.

Officer Caesar R. Goodson, the driver of the van used to transport Gray, is charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, vehicular manslaughter, gross negligence, criminal negligence, misconduct in office and the new charge of reckless endangerment.

Lt. Brian W. Rice was charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment while Sgt. Alicia D. White was charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Officer William Porter was charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment while Officer Garrett E. Miller was charged with second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Officer Edward M. Nero was charged with second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

All six officers are free on bail and are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2.