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General News    H3'ed 7/27/16

All Charges Dropped Against Officers Involved In Killing Freddie Gray

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On Wednesday morning, prosecutors from State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office dropped all of the charges against the last three officers expected to go to trial for the death of Freddie Gray. The decision was made after the acquittal of three officers in the past three months. Last year, amid city-wide protests for police accountability sparked by Gray’s arrest and fatal van ride, Marilyn Mosby shocked the country by charging six officers for the 25-year-old’s death. At the time, she was viewed as a champion of change. prosecutors failed to score convictions for four out of six officers, including two arresting officers, one of whom failed to secure Gray’s seat belt, and the van driver who received the harshest charges for ignoring Gray when he showed signs of medical distress and failed to secure the belt.

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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.

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