A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted all six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, setting the basis for a criminal trial.

The Guardian:

The most serious charges – of second-degree murder against officer Caesar Goodson, and involuntary manslaughter against four of the officers – were affirmed by the grand jury and remained unchanged.

All six officers also face new charges of reckless endangerment, defined in Maryland law as “engaging in conduct that creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another”. The charge is punishable by an additional five years in prison.

However, the charges previously levelled by Mosby against the three officers involved in the initial arrest of Gray on 12 April were reduced, resulting in slightly shorter potential prison sentences.

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— Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.


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