The US Department of Justice won’t bring federal charges against the 6 officers involved in the arrest and death of #FreddieGray. The 25-year-old died while handcuffed and shackled in the back of a police van in April 2015, and his passing sparked protests across the city of Baltimore.
You may remember the officers faced criminal charges but were not convicted for Gray’s death just a week after the incident. For nearly two and a half years, federal officials have been looking into the case, however sources close to the investigation confirmed today that the DOJ will not file any charges.
According to the Associated Press, five of the six officers will face internal disciplinary trials, scheduled to start on October 30th, but there was “insufficient evidence” for any charges.
“The Justice Department remains committed to investigating allegations of excessive force by law enforcement officers and will continue to devote the resources required to ensure that all serious allegations of civil rights violations are thoroughly examined,” the department said in a statement.
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