– “We have probable cause to file criminal charges.”
On Friday, May 1, prosecutors announced that there was probable cause to file homicide, manslaughter, and misconduct charges against officers for the death of Freddie Gray.
The state’s attorney in Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, described repeated mistreatment to Mr. Gray during a news conference. She also said the officers failed to establish a probable cause for arrest. Cheers erupted in the crowd after the announcement.
According to the New York Times, Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr. was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. Lt. Brian W. Rice was charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. Officer William G. Porter and Sgt. Alicia D. White were each charged with manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office. Officers Edward M. Nero and Garrett E. Miller were charged with assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
For days, the outcry of the citizens in Baltimore has been looked down upon. They’ve be dubbed thugs, ignorant, psychotic and more words that are inappropriate for this site. However, today, many of them are saying, “Mission Accomplished.”