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Charges dropped against officers in Freddie Gray trial

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>> Have been, and continue to->> Prosecutors in Baltimore dropping all charges Wednesday against the remaining police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray. The stunning move ends one of the most high-profile cases of police prosecution in the US, at a time when racial tensions are still running high.
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Last week, prosecutors again failed to secure a conviction. So far, four of the six officers have gone to trial and none have been convicted. Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who is in charge of the case is now passionately speaking out.>> No matter how much we may disagree with these rulings, we do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself.
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]>> That's right, that's right.>> We stand by the medical examiner's determination that Freddie Gray's death was a homicide.>> Mosby became a national figure following Gray's death and the violent protest that erupted in the city against police brutality. But, Mosby has been been criticized for her aggressive and now failed prosecution of police.
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Reuters' Ian Simpson has been following the trial.>> This clearly does not make her look good. She's already been attacked by Donald Trump today. She's gonna be a lightning rod for people who are willing to say that police should be left alone and they should be allowed to do their jobs and not have people looking over their shoulders.
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>> While the officers no longer face the threat of jail time, they're still under scrutiny for their decisions back in April 2015 when they arrested 25-year-old Gray, handcuffed him, and put him in the back of a police van, without belting him in. He suffered spinal cord injuries during the ride and died a week after his arrest.
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>> Well, the officers are not out of the woods. They face internal investigations by the police, by the department themselves into the death of Freddie Gray. So they potentially could face penalties administratively from within the department. It's not the same as a criminal prosecution, clearly.>> The city has already taken on some measure of responsibility for Gray's death, issuing a $6 million settlement to his family last year.