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Marilyn J. Mosby, the state’s attorney in Baltimore, announced Friday that she had filed homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.  The announcement came after nearly two weeks of growing anger over Freddie Gray’s death, and only hours after she received the results of a police investigation.

Mosby announced the stiffest charge — second-degree depraved heart murder — against the driver of the police van. Other officers faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, assault and illegal arrest.

Mosby said the switchblade officers accused Gray of illegally carrying clipped inside his pants pocket was in fact a legal knife, and no justification for his arrest.

“No one is above the law,” Mosby said at a news conference.


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The charges with the respective maximum penalties are as follows:

Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr.

  1. Second-degree depraved heart murder (30 yrs.)
  2. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  3. Assault/second-degree (gross negligence) (10 yrs.)
  4. Manslaughter by vehicle criminal negligence (3 yrs.)
  5. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Officer William G. Porter

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Lt. Brian W. Rice

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  3. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  4. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  5. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  6. False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Officer Edward M. Nero

  1. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  5. False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Officer Garrett E. Miller

  1. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second-degree (10 yrs.)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  5. False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Sgt. Alicia D. White

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

*Any sentence that does not constitute cruel & unusual punishment.

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