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UPDATE: Charges to be filed against police in Freddie Gray case

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Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's state's attorney. NBC photo Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's state's attorney. NBC photo
(NBC News) -  Baltimore's state's attorney announced Friday that charges will be filed against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

"I assured his family that no one is above the law and that I would pursue justice on their behalf," Marilyn Mosby said in a press conference on Friday.

The charges against the officers include second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault and misconduct in office, among others.

These are Mosby's first public comments on the case. Her announcement that her investigation had determined Gray's death was a homicide was met with cheers from Baltimore residents, who have held protests and riots demanding justice for the 25-year-old.

Gray was arrested April 12 and died a week later from his injuries. His death has prompted calls for police reform nationwide.

Baltimore's police commissioner said Thursday that his department had handed over confidential information on how Gray died to prosecutors. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is also working on its own independent investigation.

Mosby said in Friday's news conference that her office had been investigating Gray's death independent of police's investigation.

"We knew that this was a serious case," she said. "From day one, we investigated. We're not just relying solely on what we were given by the police department."
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