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Prosecutors drop all charges against remaining officers over Freddie Gray's death, closing case with no convictions

Prosecutors have dropped all remaining charges against three police officers over the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case. No officers were convicted over Gray's death; the three other officers charged were all acquitted earlier this year.

"The facts are the same in all the cases," a defense lawyer following the trials, Warren A. Brown, told The New York Times earlier this year. "If you keep going to the store with 89 cents, and they keep telling you you need a dollar, why are you going to keep going back?"

Gray's death in Baltimore in April 2015 became central to the Black Lives Matter movement after he fell into a coma due to spinal cord injuries he sustained while being transported in a police van. He died just days after his arrest, which concerned possession of a switchblade.