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Marilyn Mosby Announces Baltimore Grand Jury’s Decision In Freddie Gray Case

A Baltimore grand jury has now indicted all six of the Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and transportation of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, Baltimore City state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby announced on Thursday.

Mosby’s office has been presenting evidence to a grand jury over the past two weeks.

“As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case, during an ongoing investigation charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” Mosby said during a press conference.

Gray died on April 19, a week after being arrested following a foot chase. On May 1, Mosby announced that her office had probable cause to charge the officers with 26 felonies. She said Gray’s death was ruled a homicide and that his arrest was illegal.

Charges handed down Thursday by the grand jury are only slightly different than those Mosby announced earlier this month.

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Caesar Goodson Jr., the driver of the police van transporting Gray, is now officially charged with second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree negligent assault, manslaughter by vehicle in gross negligence, manslaughter by vehicle-criminal negligence, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, and reckless endangerment.

Officer William Porter is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree negligent assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment

Brian Rice is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree negligent assault, making an illegal arrest, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, and reckless endangerment.

Edward Nero is charged with second-degree intentional assault, misconduct in office for an illegal arrest, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, and reckless endangerment.

Garrett Miller, second-degree intentional asault, misconduct in office for an illegal arrest, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, and reckless endangerment and reckless endangerment.

Alicia White also faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree intentional assault, misconduct in office for failure to perform a duty regarding safety of a prisoner, and reckless endangerment.

“Now that the grand jury has also found probable cause to charge the aforementioned officers based upon the evidence, these officers…are now scheduled to be arrainged on July 2,” Mosby said.

She did not take questions from reporters, including one who asked Mosby if she planned to recuse herself from the case.

Attorneys for the six accused officers filed a motion on May 8 seeking a dismissal of the case. In lieu of that, they demanded that Mosby recuse herself from the case. The attorneys argued that Mosby’s political and personal ties are a conflict of interest. In a rebuttal filing earlier this week, a deputy state’s attorney vehemently disputed the conflict of interest claims.

It is unclear what additional information was presented to the grand jury. On Wednesday, a low-quality video recorded by a witness to Gray’s arrest surfaced showing officers putting a motionless Gray in leg shackles before sliding him back into the police van. (RELATED: New Cell Phone Video Shows Freddie Gray Being Put Into Police Van)

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