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Grand Jury Advances Case Against Six Officers in Death of Freddie Gray

Marilyn Mosby at a previous press conference.

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Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted all six officers that she had previously charged in the April 19 death of Freddie Gray. The indictments accuse the officers of largely the same crimes that Mosby announced she was charging them with on May 1. Taking a case to a grand jury when a prosecuting authority has already chosen to bring charges on its own is an unusual step; per the Baltimore Sun, it was done in this case as “a procedural step to move a case filed in District Court to the Circuit Court, where more serious criminal cases are heard.”

The most serious charge against the officers concerns officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Gray apparently received his fatal injury. Goodson is charged with “second-degree depraved heart murder.”