Friday, May 1, 2015

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby Charges 6 Officers in the Death of Freddie Gray

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby
Friday May 1st 2015 Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged six Baltimore City Police officers as being responsible for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray succumbed to injuries sustained while he was illegally arrested on April 12th.

Mosby announced a string of charges against all the officers involved in the Gray arrest. She also revealed that the arrest itself was illegal. The knife police claim was the reason for apprehending Gray was of legal length. 
Here is a summary of the charges.
The driver of the police van is charged with several counts, including second-degree depraved-heart murder. Another officer has been charged with several counts, including manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.
Here is a full list of charges, as released by the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City.
Officer Garrett E. Miller
1) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
2) Assault/second degree (10 yrs,)
3) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
4) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment* )
5) False imprisonment (8th Amendment* )

Sgt. Alicia D. White
1) Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
2) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
3) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr.
1) Second degree depraved heart murder (30 yrs.)
2) Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
3) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
4) Manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence) (10 yrs.)
5) Manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) (3 yrs.)
6) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment* )

Officer William G. Porter
1) Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
2) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
3) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Lt. Brian W. Rice
1) Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
2) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
3) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
4) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
5) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
6) False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Officer Edward M. Nero
1) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
2) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
3) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
4) Misconduct in office (8th Amendment* )
5) False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

*Any sentence that does not constitute cruel & unusual punishment
Now the state's attorney faces the task of getting convictions in court. 

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