Officers involved in Freddie Gray's death won't face federal charges

Officers involved in Freddie Gray's death won't face federal charges

Officers involved in Freddie Gray's death won't face federal charges

He was loaded into a police van without a seat belt, while wearing handcuffs and shackles.

Gray, 25, died from a severe spinal injury in April 2015, after being arrested for having a switchblade and running away from police.

Yet all six were cleared or else the charges against them were dropped, including officer Caesar Goodson, who had been driving the vehicle in which Mr Gray was being transported without being properly restrained.

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Three of the officers charged in connection with Gray's death were acquitted at trial.

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on July 27, 2016 dropped criminal charges against White, Miller and Porter.

Five of the officers face disciplinary trials.

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The Department of Justice has not commented publicly on whether or not it will bring charges, though it has in previous controversial police-involvd deaths that did not lead to charges, such as the shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.

No federal charges will be filed against the officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, a source familiar with the investigation told BuzzFeed News on Tuesday. Most of the protests were peaceful but some turned violent. The Justice Department during the Obama administration had found that the Baltimore police officers used excessive force and disproportionately stopped African Americans, and ultimately reached an agreement with the city to institute reforms. She said said the settlement "should not be interpreted as a judgment on the guilt or innocence of the officers facing trial".

A sweeping Justice Department review released previous year found that Baltimore police regularly violated African Americans' civil rights through strip searches, unlawful stops, and excessive force.

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