Officers Charged

That was fast:

Six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Friday. One officer — the driver of the police van — has been charged with several counts, including second-degree depraved-heart murder. Another officer has been charged with several counts, including manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. Two other officers have been charged with several counts, including involuntary manslaughter. An additional two officers are charged with several counts, including second-degree assault.

There’s been a lot of information flying around the last few days, such as claims that Gray had recent neck surgery (which proved false) or that he somehow broke his own neck (which is dubious and now contradicted by other sources). As I noted earlier this week, the Baltimore PD have a long and ugly history with giving prisoners “rough rides”.

We will see what comes out at trial.

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  1. TxAg94

    The PD may have a checkered history but this still feels very much like throwing out due process to satisfy the mob.

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  2. Hal_10000 *

    How is this throwing out due process?  Gray was killed almost three weeks ago and the initial investigation is finished. You or I would have been indicted even faster.

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  3. Seattle Outcast

    The practice of coddling and protecting the police from their actions needs to come to an abrupt end.  Perhaps this will be the start of it.

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  4. Hal_10000 *

    The practice of coddling and protecting the police from their actions needs to come to an abrupt end.  Perhaps this will be the start of it.

    Maryland is one of many states with an Officer Bill of Rights that gives the police more legal protection than ordinary citizens.

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  5. FPrefect89

    <blockquote>Maryland is one of many states with an Officer Bill of Rights that gives the police more legal protection than ordinary citizens.</blockquote>

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    This is one of the problems Hal.  Police are given “extra” rights.  I was in a discussion the other day with a friend who recited the oft quoted statement of it only being “bad apples” in the police departments.  My question back to him that he couldn’t answer was about the officers protecting the “bad apples”.  There is where the biggest problem in my opinion is at.

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