WATCH LIVE: Freddie Gray's family holds news conference

WATCH LIVE: Freddie Gray's family holds news conference
A juvenile is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting Thursday night. (Source: NBC12)

BALTIMORE, MD (WWBT) - Prosecutors filed charges against six Baltimore Police officers on Friday in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

The police officers face several charges, including second-degree murder, in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, the State's Attorney announced on Friday morning.

The Medical Examiner ruled Gray's death a homicide and the state's attorney says Gray's arrest was illegal. A knife, not a switchblade, was found clipped to Gray's pants pocket and was legally in his possession, according to the state's attorney.

Meanwhile, the police union has asked the state's attorney to appoint a special independent prosecutor for the case.

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