*Baltimore detectives probing the death of Freddie Gray have handed their investigation over to prosecutors, officials said Thursday.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told reporters that a team of investigators had carried out an urgent examination of events surrounding the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries sustained in police custody.
“I understand the frustration, I understand the sense of urgency, and so has the organization and that is why we have finished (the probe) a day ahead of time,” Batts said.
“The state’s attorney is committed to seeing justice. And from this point on, we will take all directions from the state attorney, because it is now their case.”
The development means it is now up to prosecutors to decide who — if anyone — will be charged in connection to Gray’s death.
Gray, 25, died with 80 percent of his spine severed at the neck, lawyers for his family said, apparently suffered during his arrest or soon after. His death sparked riots in Baltimore and protests in New York, Washington and Boston.