Baltimore police officers had no reason to arrest 25-year-old Freddie Grey in the first place, State attorney Marilyn Mosby announced at a news conference Friday morning.
Grey was arrested for possession of a switchblade, before falling into a coma due to an injury sustained while in police custody. His death on April 19 has led to charges against six Baltimore PD officers, including one charge of second-degree murder.
“The knife was not a switchblade and it is lawful,” Mosby said at Friday’s press conference, according to the New York Times. The prosecutor said officers “failed to establish probable cause for an arrest.”
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