Freddie Gray

The death of Freddie Gray was a homicide, and six Baltimore police officers now face criminal charges that include second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, Baltimore chief prosecutor Marilyn J. Mosby says.

Mosby announced the charges Friday morning, citing her office's "thorough and independent" investigation and the medical examiner's report on Gray's death. She said warrants were issued Friday for the officers' arrest.

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Students at Frederick Douglass High School bristled Wednesday at suggestions that they were involved in the riots that erupted near their school Monday after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

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  For the musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, this may have been the ultimate, “Hey, kids, let’s put on a show” moment. They whipped together a free, lunch-time concert on the plaza in front of the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Wednesday in barely 24 hours.

Mary Rose Madden

After hundreds rioted in Baltimore, residents and business owners tried to pick themselves up – cleaning the streets, repairing their neighborhoods. McElderry Park is one neighborhood that needed repair the next day.  James Fletcher was checking in on folks when he stepped into a check cashing store in East Baltimore.  Rioters had broken windows, the door, stolen an atm machine, busted another one, and taken the cash.   Fletcher is the director of a mentoring program, MentorPlus COBC, in McElderry Park.  When the rioting broke out, he says he recognized some of the faces in the streets.

The intersection of North Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. was a site of heartbreak on Monday night for many as the riot raged on.  On Tuesday, Baltimoreans were looking to help – and heal. Throughout the city, there were cleanups, prayer vigils, and meetups at community centers.  By the end of the day, you might have thought that Baltimoreans were exhausted. But that just wasn’t the case.

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The streets of Baltimore were relatively clear after 10 o’clock on Tuesday night, due to a curfew instituted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Black after rioters destroyed buildings and set fires across the city.

In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, home to Freddie Gray, where demonstrations throughout the day took on a fairly festive tone, many people streamed away as night fell and the curfew loomed. But a handful of activists committed to stay out and test the police.

Gray sustained a fatal spine injury while in police custody, and died last Sunday.

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Across Baltimore on Tuesday, volunteers and city workers fanned out to clean up damage caused by looters and riots last night after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries suffered in police custody.

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Before the riots broke out in West Baltimore Monday afternoon, speakers at the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray at New Shiloh Baptist Church called for justice and reform.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple AME Church, delivered an impassioned eulogy called "Breaking the Box."

Bryant referred to the story in Luke's Gospel in which Jesus raised a widow's son from the dead, but didn't open the casket himself.  He said that the scripture was a reference to Black America.

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City and religious leaders asked for calm Sunday after protests over the death of Freddie Gray that started peacefully Saturday turned violent.

More than two dozen religious leaders joined Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in a statement asking citizens “to honor and continue [a tradition of peaceful and respectful demonstrations] as we pray for the family of Freddie Gray."

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No answers yet in the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray who died Sunday from spinal injuries incurred while in police custody.  Wednesday's protests for Gray were filled with demonstrators chanting, marching, filled with emotion and fury. There were tears of outrage and calls to see Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the streets, standing with the protestors - some of whom prayed for justice, some of whom screamed for answers.  But Thursday's protest at the Western District Police Station seemed to have a different tone.