Baltimore DA Announced Charges Against 6 Baltimore PD Officers
It is a good day for justice in Baltimore, Maryland today. I saw in the news online that the District Attorney in Baltimore is moving forward and charging 6 of the police officers that were involved in Freddie Gray incident. In case you have not heard about the case, Freddie Gray was severely injured (fatal spine injury) while inside a police vehicle. The incident once again sparked tensions withing the black community which led to protests and eventually violent rioting, looting and burning of public and private property.
After the news broke of his death from injuries suffered inside the police van the police began an exhaustive investigation which included 31 detectives and thousands of man hours. After completing their investigation the police immediately turned over their report to the District Attorney's office for review. After looking through the report, the DA announced today that it will be charging 6 Baltimore PD Officers with crimes stemming from the incident.
I am hoping that this will be enough to put an end to the senseless violence that forced the governor of Maryland to declare a state of emergency, call out the national guard and announce a city wide curfew to help curtail the violence.
Another thing that makes this a good day is that the justice system was allowed to work as it is supposed to and the police officers were charged and they will be in front of a judge. The family of Freddie Gray will also get the justice they asked for for their son.
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