DOJ Won't Charge Officers In Gray Case

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The U.S. Department of Justice won't bring charges against six Baltimore officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.

Gray's death while in police custody in 2015 set off weeks of protests and rioting in Baltimore. The 25-year-old black man was handcuffed and shackled during the transport but was not wearing a seat belt. The medical examiner found his spinal cord had been severed and ruled his death a homicide. A Gray family lawyer says the Justice Department told him Tuesday that no federal charges would be filed.

"At no time did we ever believe that there was evidence that any of the officers violated anyone's civil rights or were guilty of violating any federal laws", Davis said.

Five of the officers face internal disciplinary trials, which are scheduled to begin on 30 October. After one mistrial and two acquittals, state attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all the charges.

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