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Judge Refuses to Drop Charges Against Officers in Freddie Gray Death

Judge Refuses to Drop Charges Against Officers in Freddie Gray Death

Defense To Challenge Charges Against Baltimore Police In Freddie Gray Case

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody.

The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case. The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray – who succumbed to injuries sustained after his arrest on April 12 – sparked rioting and unrest that shook Baltimore for days. Protests Wednesday outside the Baltimore courtroom where a pretrial hearing on the charges took place resulted in just one arrest.

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