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Freddie Gray's family 'devastated and disappointed' by DOJ decision not to charge officers, attorney says

Freddie Gray's family 'devastated and disappointed' by DOJ decision not to charge officers, attorney says

Freddie Gray's family is “devastated and disappointed” by the U.S. Department of Justice decision not to file criminal civil rights charges against the six Baltimore police officers involved in his fatal 2015 arrest, according to their attorney.

“This is a bitter pill for all of us to swallow,” said attorney Hassan Murphy. “It is the end of a chapter, and it is a sad and tragic chapter that has left a trail both in this city and in this country of hurt feelings, injury and disgust. And it is unfortunate that it has ended without anyone being held accountable for Freddie’s death.”

At the same time, Murphy said, the decision is one they accept, based in part on a conversation...