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BREAKING: No federal charges for officers in Freddie Gray case

Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby, center, arrives at a courthouse before opening statements in the trial of Lt. Brian Rice, one of six members of the Baltimore Police Department charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The US Department of Justice won’t bring federal charges against the six police officers who were involved in the death of Freddie Gray, a high-profile case that touched off weeks of protests and riots in Baltimore.

The officers were charged by state prosecutors after Gray was found with a broken neck in the back of a police wagon in the spring of 2015.

Handcuffed and shackled, the 25-year-old was not restrained by a seatbelt.

During the trial, three officers were acquitted, with Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropping the remaining cases.

According to The Washington Post, Gray family attorney Billy Murphy said he was informed about the lack of charges on Tuesday.

Five of the officers still face internal disciplinary hearings in late October.

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