Prosecutor to Baltimore protestors: ‘This is your moment’

Baltimore’s state attorney announced the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and thousands reacted to her words in person and online.

“To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace.'”

Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s words were greeted with cheers as she announced that the prosecutor’s office has ruled the death of Freddie Gray a homicide and has filed charges against the six Baltimore police officers involved.

USA Today has a full list of the charges against the officers, several of which carry maximum sentences of 10 years in prison. Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., the police van driver, has been charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, which carries a sentence of up to 30 years.

In Friday’s news conference, Mosby said prosecution had “probable cause to file criminal charges” and that officers not only abused Gray several times, but also repeatedly failed to seek medical attention. Mosby said injuries suffered from riding in the police van with no seatbelt are believed to be the cause of Gray’s death.

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