Justice Department Declines to Charge Officers in Freddie Gray Case

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it will not charge the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died in the custody of Baltimore police officers in 2015. In a statement, the department said its prosecutors determined that there was “insufficient” evidence to charge the six officers with civil rights violations. “The Department aggressively prosecutes criminal civil rights violations whenever there is sufficient evidence to do so,” the statement reads. Gray’s death sparked a period of intense protests and social unrest in Baltimore.