All remaining charges dropped over Freddie Gray death: Official

Having failed to secure any convictions against Baltimore police officers accused of involvement in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announces that all remaining charges are being dropped.
The Baltimore police union says it welcomes the decision by prosecutors to drop the remaining charges against police officers accused in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray.
People protesting outside a Baltimore, Maryland court house on June 20, 2016 at the trial of police officer Caesar Goodson for his role in events that led to the death of Freddie Gray.
People protesting outside a Baltimore, Maryland court house on June 20, 2016 at the trial of police officer Caesar Goodson for his role in events that led to the death of Freddie Gray.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Baltimore prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against police in the death of Freddie Gray, an African American man whose fatal injury in police custody last year led to riots in the city.

The action, taken by the Baltimore state's attorney in a pretrial hearing, comes after the acquittal of three of six Baltimore police officers charged in the case.