Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Officers in Freddie Gray Case
There will be no convictions in the death of Freddie Gray, who was fatally injured while in police custody last April. Prosecutors dropped all the charges against the three remaining police officers charged in his death. Three other officers were previously acquitted. Last May, when Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby first announced the charges, outraged protesters celebrated, even as the police union condemned the charges. Why did the prosecution choose to drop charges now? What is the reaction to this news in the community where Freddie Gray lived? What does this mean for Marilyn Mosby, and where does Baltimore go from here?
Our guests: Kenneth Burns, WYPR's metro reporter; attorney Warren Brown; Ray Kelly, director of community relations for the No Boundaries Coalition of Central West Baltimore; and Tara Huffman, director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program at OSI-Baltimore.