The six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are headed to court today to face their pretrial hearing almost five months after Grey died a week after his arrest due to injuries he sustained while being transported in a police van. All six officers have pleaded not guilt on all charges ranging from false imprisonment, second-degree assault and second-degree depraved-heart murder.The controversy surrounding this case is that Freddie Gray went into the police vehicle being able to walk and talk and emerged from the vehicle not being able to talk or breathe. To make matters even more complicated, the attorneys for the officers have asked that Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for the city of Baltimore, drop all charges or recuse herself. The officers claim that Mosby and her office issued orders to “crack down” on the neighborhood where Gray was arrested.The city of Baltimore is on high alert as activists plan protests at the courthouse today. Baltimore police are hopeful that the protests remain peaceful but have taken precautions just in case they are not.
The trail for the “Freddie Gray Six” is set to begin in October.