The officers involved in Freddie Gray's death are now free to return to work.
The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and eventual death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray last April have been cleared to return to work.
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Earlier this week, it was announced that charges against the remaining officers involved in the case had been dismissed. Three other officers involved were acquitted within the first half of the year. According to ABC News, the officers returning to work will have paid administrative positions but will not be able to participate in arrests.
Internal affairs investigations are currently underway to determine whether the officers will face any additional consequences or be fired. Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby made it clear that she was thoroughly disappointed with the Baltimore Police Department's handling of the investigation. She spoke out against the incident during a press conference on Wednesday followingnews of the final three officers' charges being acquitted. Mosby also maintained that she believes Gray's death to have been a homicide.Six officers total were initially set to face charges stemming from Gray's death, which occurred one week after he was taken into custody when he succumbed to severe spinal injuries obtained during the forceful arrest and transport.
Though Freddie Gray's family had been left to mourn his senseless death without the salve of justice, those responsible for ending his life are slowly but surely returning to theirs.