A state prosecutor stunned many on Friday when she declared that six officers were to be charged over the death of Freddie Gray.
Marilyn Mosby said that she had met with the family of Mr Gray and promised them she would secure justice for their son. She said her actions proved that nobody above the law.
Mr Gray, 25, was detained by officers on April 12 and died a week later after his spinal cord was severed when he was taken into custody. The city of Baltimore has simmered ever since.