Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced that she found probable cause for charges against the police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.
“I assured his family that no one is above the law and that i would pursue justice on their behalf,”
Mosby said, before saying that police did not establish probable cause for the arrest. Though police found a knife on Gray after searching him,
“the knife was not a switchblade, and is lawful under maryland law.”
Mosby said Gray indicated
“at least twice”
that he needed a medic—a request that the officers did not fulfill. Instead, they responded to a second arrest stop in a
“grossly negligent manner”
while Gray was in need of medical help.
The crowd broke out in cheers as Mosby announced the charges.
“To the people of Baltimore and the demostrators across America, I heard your call for no justice, no peace,”
Mosby said, calling on demonstrators to maintain peace while she pursues justice through the courts.
“To the youth of this city: I will seek justice on your behalf,”
Mosby promised, calling for
“structural and systemic changes.”
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the officers.