Baltimore officers indicted for the death of Freddie Gray
by Zach Winslett
(RNN) – All six officers charged for the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.
“As our investigation has continued, additional info has been discovered, and, as is often the case, additional charges can be added,” Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.
In the meantime, the Mayor Hyphenate says Baltimore crime is off the charts.
And that hurts her.
Baltimore’s mayor: Spike in crime ‘disheartening’
by Yvonne Wenger
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the city’s recent spike in violence “disheartening” Thursday as police work to address a dramatic increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings.
“It’s extremely frustrating,” the mayor told reporters at a news conference. “It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city.”
The city has experienced 100 homicides this year, compared with 71 at this time last year, the police department said. It’s the fastest the city has reached 100 homicides since 2007. Last year, the city reached the mark on July 4. Nonfatal shootings are up more than 70 percent with at least 19 people shot on Tuesday and Wednesday.
I wonder: are Baltimore police hedging their arrest bets?