State’s attorney says Freddie Gray’s death in police custody was a homicide

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, approaches the podium for a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND (KRON) — Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody has been ruled a homicide.

That was the announcement made by Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby in a news conference Friday morning.

Mosby went to to say that Freddie Gray’s arrest was illegal and that she plans to file charges.

After reviewing the case, Mosby decided that there is probable cause to file charges in Gray’s death.

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Mosby plans to charge all 6 officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest.

Charges against the officers in Gray’s case include 2nd-degree murder, manslaughter and assault.

One officer faces a second-degree murder charge while the other officers face manslaughter or assault charges, among others.

Mosby says the officers failed to get Gray medical help even though he requested it repeatedly after he was arrested April 12. She called his arrest illegal.

At some point while he was in custody, he suffered a mysterious spinal injury and died a week later.

According to the medical examiner, an Autopsy report on Freddie Gray has already been sent to prosecutors.

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