Justice Department declines to bring federal charges against police who arrested Freddie Gray

Mural depicting Freddie Gray.
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The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against the six Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in their custody in 2015, The Associated Press reports.

No officers were ever convicted over Gray's death. In 2016, three officers indicted in the case were all acquitted and state prosecutors later dropped the remaining charges.

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