Lawyers for six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death are in court for a pretrial hearing Wednesday as the city braces for what could happen afterward.
The hearing comes almost five months after Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury in custody while being transported in a police van.
“Mr. Gray suffered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the (Baltimore police) wagon,” Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for the city of Baltimore, said in announcing the charges in May.
The six officers face charges ranging from assault to vehicular manslaughter. All six have pleaded not guilty. The officers were not in court Wednesday.