Charges against the three remaining officers in the case of 25-year-old Freddie Gray have been dropped.
According to The Baltimore Sun, the announcement was made at the beginning of a pretrial motions hearing for Baltimore police officer Garret Miller on Wednesday morning. The other two officers, William Porter and Alicia Wright, were previously scheduled to be tried this coming fall. The news comes just weeks after the fourth officer involved in the arrest and transport that ultimately led to Gray’s death was cleared of all charges.
Freddie was arrested by Baltimore police in April 2015 for alleged possession of an illegal switchblade. Video footage of the arrest shows officers dragging Freddie to a police van as he screams out in pain and appears unable to walk. One bystander who witnessed the arrest said he saw officers bend Freddie’s legs backwards and forcefully place a knee on his neck to hold him down. While riding in the police van, Freddie fell in to a coma and later died of severe spinal cord injuries one week after his arrest.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was scheduled to hold a press conference to address the ruling at 10:30 a.m.
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