Commissioner Davis calls dropping charges in Gray case a 'thoughtful decision'

Posted at 3:33 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 15:29:26-05

In a statement released through the Baltimore Police official Twitter account, Commissioner Kevin Davis called the choice to drop charges against the remaining officers in the Freddie Gray case a "thoughtful decision."

In his statement, Davis reiterated that "over 30 ethical, experienced, and talented detectives" worked on the investigation surrounding Freddie Gray's death in police custody. 

Earlier Wednesday morning, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby criticized the police department, saying that the investigation could not have been truly neutral. 

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Davis said the Gray family, which received a $6.4 million civil settlement from the city, remained in his thoughts and prayers. 

"Our police department continues its journey to get better each and every day," he said in the statement. "Together with out community, we have made remarkable strides over the last year that will serve as the foundation for the equitable police-community relationship we all deserve." 

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