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Baltimore's State Attorney: Gray Death a Homicide

05-01-2015
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BALTIMORE -- The death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man that suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody, has been ruled a homicide.

Friday's announcement by Baltimore's State Attorney Marilyn Mosby comes after days of rioting and protests.

Mosby said charges will be filed against the six police officers involved.

"I assured his family that no one is above the law and that I would pursue justice on their behalf," she said in a press conference Friday.

The news comes after new information from police raised more questions about how Gray died.

Investigators going over surveillance video found the police van transporting Gray made four stops, not three as previously claimed.

"We are much more suspicious than before in light of that omitted information," said Billy Murphy, attorney for the Gray family.

Even though protesters thought the information would be made public, police turned over their preliminary report on Gray's death to the state's attorney a day early. They emphasized the investigation is not over.

"Getting to the right answer is more important than the speed. Making sure that we look and overturn every rock is more important than just coming forth and giving a document," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said.

Mosby, meawhile, noted that her office's probe of Gray's death was conducted independent of the police investigation.

"We knew that this was a serious case," she said. "From day one, we investigated. We're not just relying solely on what we were given by the police department."

More expected protests this weekend. Baltimore police say 95 officers were injured earlier in the week.

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