Transcript for No federal or state charges in the death of Freddie Gray
Word there will be no federal charges against Baltimore police officers in the delt of Freddie gray. Gray was arrested in 2015 for having a switchblade, dying after bouncing around in the back of a police van. Six police officers face state criminal charges but none have been con vukted. And here tonight, ABC's senior justice correspondent, Pierre Thomas. Reporter: Tonight, the investigation into the controversial death of Freddie gray, which sparked angry protests and riots in Baltimore in 2015 is coming to a close. It appears that none of the six officers involved in that fatal transport of gray to the police station will face criminal charges. Sources telling ABC news that the justice department is declining to prosecute. This after the state prosecution fell apart a year ago. That grainy image of gray, handcuffed before being put in a police van, where he was apparently violently jostled inside. Gray died after a sustaining a traumatic injury to his spinal column. But there was a mistrial, then three officers were acquitted and the rest of the charges were dropped. The case unraveling, the gray family attorney back then expressing patience, hoping the federal investigation would bring justice. They're taking it with grace and they understand how the process works. They understand that there's a level of unpredictability in criminal cases. Reporter: But the officers maintained that no one tried to intentionally harm gray. Tonight, David, the justice department apparently agrees. Pierre Thomas in Washington
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