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Grand Jury INDICTS All Six Officers in Freddie Gray Death

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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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Just breaking:
Just as sudden and unexpected as the 6 officers being CHARGED...it appears they have now been officially INDICTED.
Little information exists at this point, beyond the announcement...but it is developing...



A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the city's top prosecutor said Thursday.

In a hasty news conference, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby reeled off the charges handed down by the grand jury against the officers, Garrett Miller, Alicia White, Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson Jr., Brian Rice and William Porter.

She did not explain the charges or take any questions from reporters.

In some cases the grand jury charges are more serious than the charges she filed May 1, the result of her office's independent investigation of Gray's death following his April 19 arrest. Gray sustained neck injuries while riding in a police van and died a week later.

Gray's death triggered days of unrest in Baltimore, including a night of rioting and looting.

The grand jury indicted Goodson, the van's driver, with second degree depraved heart murder; involuntary manslaughter; second degree assault; manslaughter by vehicle, gross negligence; manslaughter by vehicle, criminal negligence; misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Porter, who rode in the van with Gray and other officers, was indicted for involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Rice, a lieutenant who initiated a chase with Gray, was charged by the grand jury with involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment.

Nero, one of two officer who helped Rice in the chase and arrest of Gray, was charged with second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Miller, another of the two officers who backed up Rice, was charged with second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

White, a sergeant who looked in on Gray during one of the van's stops, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

www.nbcnews.com...




Six police officers have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.
The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.

Gray’s death last month after allegedly suffering a devastating injury while in police custody sparked protests and riots in Baltimore.

Earlier this month, Mosby said that charges had been filed against six officers in Gray’s death, an unexpected announcement that brought cheers from protesters and words of protest from the police union.

Attorneys for the officers have called for Mosby to be taken off the case, arguing that she has conflicts of interest — an accusation Mosby denies


wtvr.com...

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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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I watched her press conference. I could've sworn she raised the charges on Edward Nero to intentional first-degree assault.

I haven't heard anyone commenting on that yet, so I will wait to get the text of her statement to make sure.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

I haven't seen that...but will look.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I smell a witch hunt.

Prepare to face trial by fire.
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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

This is going to get really messy.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:48 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse
Here's what they say about Nero:


Nero, one of two officer who helped Rice in the chase and arrest of Gray, was charged with second degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

www.nbcnews.com...



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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The "mess" is was caused by the police. Maybe now, its finally going to get addressed.


In some cases the grand jury charges are more serious than the charges she filed May 1, the result of her office's independent investigation of Gray's death following his April 19 arrest.

So now the Grand Jury sees probable cause, too. All you that sided with the cops and dismissed the "evidence", eat crow.

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posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

This is great!


In some cases the grand jury charges are more serious than the charges she filed May 1


That's interesting! I noticed, though, that there are no charges for wrongful imprisonment or wrongful arrest. I guess they dismissed those charges.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

That's what I'm thinking. Maybe we'll find out more about what happened. This is good news.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: IAMTAT

I smell a witch hunt.

Prepare to face trial by fire.



Is there any chance you could elaborate on that statement a little bit. Like why you have caught the scent of a witchhunt?



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:55 PM
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Goes to show that a Prosecutor that wants an indictment can get one. Pretty convincing to me that the Prosecutors in the Brown and Garner cases didn't really want an indictment, because they didn't want to prosecute.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: IAMTAT

I smell a witch hunt.

Prepare to face trial by fire.



Is there any chance you could elaborate on that statement a little bit. Like why you have caught the scent of a witchhunt?


The peasants with pitchforks? Maybe a salty prosecutor? I don't think this is about justice, but about placating the masses.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I just watched her press conference again. She definitely charged Nero with second-degree intentional assault. Whether she misspoke or not I do not know.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 04:59 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: Greathouse

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: IAMTAT

I smell a witch hunt.

Prepare to face trial by fire.



Is there any chance you could elaborate on that statement a little bit. Like why you have caught the scent of a witchhunt?


The peasants with pitchforks? Maybe a salty prosecutor? I don't think this is about justice, but about placating the masses.



Most people that haven't followed the case closely have that opinion.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: Greathouse

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: IAMTAT

I smell a witch hunt.

Prepare to face trial by fire.



Is there any chance you could elaborate on that statement a little bit. Like why you have caught the scent of a witchhunt?


The peasants with pitchforks? Maybe a salty prosecutor? I don't think this is about justice, but about placating the masses.

No, its about the masses getting abused by the police. But I agree, they should seek an independent prosecutor and another venue, so there is no undue influence from, say…


Attorneys for the officers have called for Mosby to be taken off the case, arguing that she has conflicts of interest —



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: windword

At the beginning only three were charged with false imprisonment. I don't feel like going back and watching it again, but I know I heard in this press conference illegal arrest at least twice.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:09 PM
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This is good. Finally a cop actually gets indicted and will go to trial. This never happens and I think it sends a strong message that police misconduct and brutality will no longer be tolerated.

I hope it sends a bigger message that when communities don't trust their police forces, they're the ones that riot. We have police officers shooting people in vegas. but because of community outreach and trust there isn't this type of issue, even when it's in a bad area. Police departments have to understand that they can't police effectively without community buy in and trust.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:11 PM
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Good. Cops are not judges nor juries and they're supposed to be public servants not servants of the prison industrial complex.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:32 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
Good. Cops are not judges nor juries and they're supposed to be public servants not servants of the prison industrial complex.


That is one of the problems, they are now revenue generation officers for many areas in need of cash.

Not even including the for profit prison system.



posted on May, 21 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse
a reply to: windword

At the beginning only three were charged with false imprisonment. I don't feel like going back and watching it again, but I know I heard in this press conference illegal arrest at least twice.


Maybe you heard that they removed the false imprisonment charges.


The revised charges add reckless endangerment counts to all of the officers' cases, and remove false imprisonment charges that Mosby had announced after Gray's death was ruled a homicide.
www.huffingtonpost.com...







 
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