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Freddie Gray

WYPR, WEAA and NPR collection of stories around the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.

"I was sickened and heartbroken by the statement of charges that we heard today, because no one in our city is above the law. Justice must apply to all of us equally."

That's what Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said this afternoon in response to the news that the state's attorney for Baltimore City was bringing charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

  State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced today that all six police officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray will face criminal charges.

It's really hard to catch up with Nick Mosby.

The young Baltimore Democrat walks fast, which I discovered when I finally managed to catch up with him. It was early Wednesday afternoon, and Mosby was in the lunchroom of Carver Vocational-Technical High School in West Baltimore, fresh from a TV hit on CNN.

The 'Out of the Blocks' team of WYPR radio producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick put together this audio-portrait of the neighborhood that’s become the epicenter of civil unrest in Baltimore.  These are the voices of Baltimore City’s Penn North community…

Open Phones: Freddie Gray and Baltimore Uprising

May 1, 2015

As we look back at the past weeks’ protests and riots, we invite our listeners to share their comments on the Baltimore Uprising. Plus, police turn their investigation over to prosecutors, and a new stop during the transport of Freddie Gray comes to light. How can Baltimore heal? And what will this weekend’s protest bring?

All Six Officers In Freddie Gray Arrest Charged

May 1, 2015

 

    

All six Baltimore police officers involved in the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray are facing criminal charges, including second degree murder, assault, manslaughter, and misconduct. At a press conference this morning, the Baltimore state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, said Freddie Gray’s death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy that had been expedited by the state’s medical examiner. Gray died April 19 from spinal cord injuries sustained within police custody. Arrest warrants have been issued for the officers. 

Revitalizing West Baltimore, Post-Unrest

May 1, 2015
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How will the unrest of the last week affect attempts to redevelop West Baltimore? We ask James Hamlin, a small business owner blocks south from the burned out CVS on North Avenue. Hamlin has run his bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue for years in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood. We also talk with the city’s former development chief Jay Brodie what it takes to persuade businesses to invest in the inner city. 

The death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and six Baltimore police officers now face criminal charges that include second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby says.

Mosby announced the charges Friday morning, citing her office's "thorough and independent" investigation and the medical examiner's report on Gray's death. She said warrants were issued Friday for the officers' arrest.

More National Guard troops are heading to Baltimore to supplement those deployed last night after the riots that followed the funeral for 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died after suffering injuries while being detained by police.

Baltimore City Councilor Nick Mosby represents the seventh district, where the majority of last night’s destruction and violence took place. He speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Saturday brought journalism bigwigs together for a night of laughs and selfies. The president told some jokes and major broadcast stations responded with wall to wall coverage.

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