But getting a jury to convict police officers of murder and manslaughter will be far harder than obtaining arrest warrants. Legal experts say the case is fraught with challenges. The widely shown video that captured the nation's attention shows Gray, 25, being loaded into a police transport van, but not what happened once he was inside.
August 16, — April 19,  was the year-old son of Gloria Darden. He had a twin sister, Fredericka Gray, as well as another sister, Carolina. Miller, age 26, joined the Baltimore Police Department in Nero, age 29, joined the Baltimore Police Department in Porter, age 25, joined the police force in Rice, age 41, is a year-veteran of the force.
He had been hospitalized, reportedly, for a mental health evaluation and given an administrative suspension. The consequences of this threat included twice having his guns confiscated, and a restraining order on behalf of the husband of his former partner.
White, age 30, joined the force in and was promoted to sergeant three months prior to Gray's death. Miller were patrolling on bicycles and made eye contact with Gray,    who proceeded to flee on foot "unprovoked upon noticing police presence".
The knife was recovered by this officer and found to be a spring assisted one hand operated knife. A bystander with connections to Gray stated that the officers were previously "folding" Gray: Witnesses commented Gray "couldn't walk",  "can't use his legs",  and "his leg look broke and you all dragging him like that".
Batts noted from the video that, "Gray stood on one leg and climbed into the van on his own. Gray's shackling was recorded on a cellphone, which exhibited a motionless Gray surrounded by several officers as he was restrained. The policy was not followed in Gray's case. According to attorney Michael Davey, who represents at least one of the officers under investigation, the new rules were criticized by some.
He explained that in certain situations, like when a prisoner is combative, "It is not always possible or safe for officers to enter the rear of those transport vans that are very small, and this one was very small.
He remained in a coma, and underwent extensive surgery in an effort to save his life. Police confirmed that the spinal injury led to Gray's death. Department of Justice also opened an investigation into the case.
Moore stated he had cooperated with police, and gave over his video of Gray's arrest for investigation. He claimed, despite aiding in the investigation, his photo was made public by police, who asked the public to identify him because he was "wanted for questioning.
Mosby said that the Baltimore police had acted illegally and that "No crime had been committed" by Freddie Gray. Gray's arrest, as no crime had been committed",  and charged officers with false imprisonmentbecause Gray was carrying a pocket knife of legal size, and not the switchblade police claimed he had possessed at the time of his arrest.
The murder charge carries a possible penalty of 30 years in prison; the manslaughter and assault offenses carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Top row left to right: Miller and Edward M.
Bottom row left to right: Rice and Alicia D. White On September 2,it was decided to hold separate trials for the accused. Mosby was being sued for malicious prosecution, defamation, and invasion of privacy. Porter[ edit ] Porter met up with the van after Goodson called dispatchers to ask for an officer to come check on Gray.
Analysts stated that the Porter's retrial could have caused problems for the other trials, under the presumption that he could not be compelled to testify while there are pending charges against him.
Nero[ edit ] The officers who caught Gray after he fled, and, after apprehending him, handcuffed Gray with his arms behind his back.
Nero was charged with two counts of second degree assault; misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Rice[ edit ] The officer who initially made eye contact with Gray while on a bicycle patrol. Rice's trial began July 7, Rice was found not guilty on all counts by Judge Barry Williams on July 18, White[ edit ] White is accused of not calling for medical assistance when she encountered Gray, "despite the fact she was advised that he needed a medic".
White's trial date was originally set for October 13, Department of Justice announced it will not bring federal charges against the six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and in-custody death of Freddie Gray.
William Murphy, attorney for the Gray family, demanded an "immediate apology and a retraction". Blow of The New York Timesreminded of a column he wrote several years ago, said that comparing protests to lynch mobs was too extreme because it inflames racial tensions by belittling the significance of the history of lynching in the United States.
Tension between the riot police and students grew as time passed, eventually leading to bottles and bricks thrown in protest of the large police presence of a so far peaceful protest of Gray's death  At least 34 people were arrested, and 15 officers were injured.Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly, charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a .
Baltimore Police Department whistleblower Michael A. Wood Jr., right, with "Walking While Black" producer A.J Ali. Michael A. Wood, Jr.
Anadolu Agency Baltimore Freddie Gray’s Death And The Baltimore Riots – A Photo Timeline These images trace the incident from Gray's arrest to Monday night's violence.
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. is infamous for its very high crime rate, including a violent crime rate that ranks high above the national tranceformingnlp.comt crime spiked in after the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, , which touched off riots and an increase in murders.
The city recorded a total of homicides in , a number second only to the number recorded in when the. On April 12, , Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., a year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore City Police Department in the block of Presbury Street in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
Gray was seen to be in good health at the time of the arrest. On April 12, , Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., a year-old African American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for possessing what the police alleged was an illegal knife under Baltimore law.
While being transported in a police van, Gray fell into a coma and was taken to a trauma center. Gray died on April 19, ; his death was ascribed to injuries to his spinal cord.