Prosecutors in Baltimore dropped all charges against the remaining three officers on trial for the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in the back of a police van in April 2015. It's a decision that follows a pattern of police officers not being convicted after being charged in the deaths of unarmed black men.
Chief Deputy State Attorney Michael Schatzow told the court that the state is dropping all charges against Officers Garrett Miller, William Porter (whose case resulted in a mistrial last year), and Sergeant Alicia White, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Baltimore State's Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, said last year that she would seek charges and convictions against officers involved in Gray's death after large scale protests erupted in the city following news of his death.
Six officers were charged—ranging from assault to second-degree murder—in relation to Gray's death. Miller, Porter, and White join Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson Jr., and Brian Rice, who were all acquitted in trials earlier this year.
Gray died after sustaining serious spinal chord injuries after he was arrested and put in the back of the police van by officers.
The dismissal of all charges follows a pattern of police officers not being being convicted after being charged in deaths of unarmed black men. According to the Washington Post's police shootings database, at least 132 black people have been killed by police in America this year alone.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.