Homicide

Baltimore prosecutor charges police van driver with murder, 5 other officers also charged

  • Police in riot gear push back on media and a crowd gathering in the street after a 10 p.m. curfew went into effect Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in the city over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Police in riot gear push back on media and a crowd gathering in the street after a 10 p.m. curfew went into effect Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in the city over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer watches as a man runs down North Avenue as a curfew approaches, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    A police officer watches as a man runs down North Avenue as a curfew approaches, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • A protester walks past a line of police as they enforce curfew for the third night, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    A protester walks past a line of police as they enforce curfew for the third night, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody. The announcement came after nearly two weeks of growing anger over Freddie Gray's death, and only hours after she received the results of a police investigation.

State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the stiffest charge -- second-degree depraved heart murder -- against the driver of the police van. Other officers faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, assault and illegal arrest.

Mosby said the switchblade officers accused Gray of illegally carrying clipped inside his pants pocket was in fact a legal knife, and no justification for his arrest.

"No one is above the law," Mosby said at a news conference.