Grand Jury Indicts All Six Officers in Freddie Gray's Death

A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the city's top prosecutor said Thursday.

In a hasty news conference, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby reeled off the charges handed down by the grand jury against the officers: Garrett Miller, Alicia White, Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson Jr., Brian Rice and William Porter.

 

Mosby did not explain the charges or take any questions from reporters.

The grand jury added some charges and dropped others filed by Mosby May 1, when she announced the results of her office's independent investigation of Gray's death.

Gray sustained neck injuries after following an April 19 foot chase with police which ended with his being charged with possession of a switchblade and placed into a police van. He sustained neck injuries while riding in the van, and died a week later.

The death triggered days of unrest in Baltimore, including a night of rioting and looting.

The grand jury indicted Goodson, the van's driver, with second degree depraved heart murder; involuntary manslaughter; second degree assault; manslaughter by vehicle, gross negligence; manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligence; misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Porter, who rode in the van with Gray and other officers, was indicted for involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Rice, a lieutenant who initiated a chase with Gray, was charged by the grand jury with involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment.

 

Nero, one of two officer who helped Rice in the chase and arrest of Gray, was charged with second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Miller, another of the two officers who backed up Rice, was charged with second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

White, a sergeant who looked in on Gray during one of the van's stops, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

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