Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the department found that criminal charges against the teenager "were not appropriate in this situation." The incident is under investigation by the department.

William G. Porter, 26, is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake repeatedly stated the officers will get a fair trial in the city.

Amid a spike in homicide rates, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday that she fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. The personnel change comes nearly three months after the city erupted in demonstrations to protest the unlawful arrest and death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody in April. Weeks after Gray’s […]

After a vociferous public outcry over the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody this spring, Baltimore officials announced plans Wednesday to equip transport vans with video recording cameras, according to Reuters. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the change comes in the wake of protests after the death […]

NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the stories trending on NewsOne.com that you are talking about. Today’s list includes: Baltimore Police Defend “Hold The Line” Tactic Used During Freddie Gray Protests Report: Most Victims Shot By Cops Are Mentally Ill Or In Crisis Fire At 7th Black Church In 10 Days Sparks Outrage & […]

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby plans to seek a protective order that would block the release of Freddie Gray‘s autopsy report, arguing that she has a duty “to ensure a fair and impartial process for all parties involved,” reports the Baltimore Sun. Mosby also seeks to block other “sensitive” documents as she prosecutes the six […]

Sometimes the past catches up with us. Which seemed to be the case with former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, who threw his hat into the ring as a Democratic contender for President in 2016. Numerous reports confirm that the former Baltimore mayor, who announced his presidential ambitions in the beleaguered city on Saturday morning, had […]

Before Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby delivered a commanding performance at a news conference earlier this month when she announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, she appeared on “Judge Judy.” Mosby, 35, whose maiden name is James, appeared on the reality court show as a 20-year-old college student in […]

In wake of Baltimore protests regarding the death of Freddie Gray, a group of active and retired New York Police Department officers visited the city in an effort to boost the morale and assist officers who may have been traumatized by the events. The group hails from the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA) organization and they’re lending a sympathetic […]

Lawyers for the six officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case have filed papers to have the trial moved out of Baltimore, arguing they cannot get a “fair and impartial trial” in the city, according to the Baltimore Sun. In an 85-page motion filed Wednesday, the legal team requests a change of venue, […]

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Last week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the deployment of thousands of Maryland National Guard troops to stand watch over Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the protests it sparked. On Tuesday, the state of emergency placed on the city during the bout of unrest was lifted and the heavily armed guardsmen were ordered […]

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A Baltimore police investigation does not support some of the charges announced by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, CNN reports. According to the site, the most serious of charges — second-degree murder for officer Caesar Goodson — is not supported by the investigation, the site writes. […]