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Baltimore FOP reacts to dropped charges in Freddie Gray cases

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 14:58:18-05

Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police President Lt. Gene Ryan gave a statement Wednesday afternoon on the state's decision to drop all charges against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray case. 

Lt. Ryan said "justice has been done" in the Freddie Gray case and that recent comments made by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby were "outrageous, and un-called for and simply not true."

Ryan said he’s pleased that the criminal charges were dismissed and will continue to support the six officers during their administrative hearings. The officers, he said, are expected to return to work.

Ryan said detectives assigned to the case conducted a thorough investigation, yet Mosby “had her own agenda.”

RELATED: Mosby: 'I'm not anti-police, I'm anti-police brutality'

Sgt. Alicia White’s attorney, Ivan Bates, spoke on behalf the police officers’ legal teams. He told the city of Baltimore that “it’s time to heal,” and offered condolences to Freddie Gray’s family.  

Bates said a “neutral, independent and thorough investigation” was conducted and that Gray and his friends were intending to “re-up and sell drugs” outside of Gilmor Homes  the day of his arrest. That’s when Gray ran from police and the story began. Gray's arrest was legitimate, he said. 

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