All Charges Dropped Against Remaining Officers In Baltimore Freddie Gray Case
Prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray case. Dropping the charges against the remaining Baltimore Police officers brings one of the most high-profile cases in Baltimore history to and end. The decision to drop the charges was influenced by the decision of Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams to grant acquittals to three other officers involved in the case.
Prosecutors dropped the charges because they say a conviction for for these three officers were highly unlikely after officers facing more serious charges were let go by the same judge. All of the officers in the case pled “not guilty” and Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will secure no convictions against any officers involved in the case.
Gray suffered life ending injuries while riding in the back of a police vehicle after an arrest on April 2015. He survived in the hospital for approximately one week before succumbing to his injuries. His death sparked nation-wide peaceful protests as well as violent riots and protests.
Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson and Lt. Brian Rice at bench trials were previously granted acquittals earlier this summer.
A hearing on Wednesday was supposed to start the trial of Officer Garrett Miller. However, Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow told Judge Williams that the state was dropping all charges against the remaining officers Garrett Miller, William Porter and Sgt. Alicia White.
All legal entities and the officers involved were all barred from speaking about the case by a gag order that would remain in effect until after all of the officers’ cases have been resolved. Now that the final three officers have been acquitted the gag order has been dropped. No parties have commented on the case at this time.