Marilyn Mosby Charges Six Officers In Freddie Gray’s Death
Today, Marilyn Mosby, the state attorney for Baltimore, announced that six police officers will be criminally charged for Freddie Gray’s death, which has officially been ruled a homicide. Among the charges are second-degree murder, manslaughter, and second-degree assault. It’s a history-making decision, especially in light of how many disturbingly similar instances of police brutality have gone un-prosecuted. With the announcement, Mosby made a clear statement to protestors in Baltimore, as well as the entire world: The time for police officers to be held accountable for their actions starts now.
Mosby said, "To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: I heard your call for 'no justice, no peace.' Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man. To those that are angry, hurt, or have their own experiences of injustice at the hands of police officers, I urge you to channel the energy peacefully as we prosecute this case."
Watch the video for her full speech.