Freddie Gray's stepfather said that the family is "satisfied" with the criminal charges announced today against six Baltimore police officers who took the 25-year-old into custody before he died. 

"These charges are an important step in getting justice for Freddie," Richard Shipley said at a press conference.

Shipley called for peace in the city, saying that the last thing Freddie would want is to see the "hardworking people of Baltimore lose their jobs and businesses" because of his death. 


Sheriff Clarke on Charges Against Baltimore Cops: 'I Think It's Very Political'

Friend of Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Case: 'They're Good Guys'


"We ask that whomever come to our city, a city that we love, a city that we live in, come in peace," Shipley said. "If you are not coming in peace, please do not come at all…Without justice, there is no peace, but let us have peace in the pursuit of justice.” 

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced earlier today that there is “probable cause” to file charges against six Baltimore police in the death of Freddie Gray.

Mosby said that the medical examiner has ruled Gray’s death a homicide. All six police officers were charged in connection with his death, with charges ranging from murder to assault.

“I heard your call for no justice, no peace,” she said. “Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.”

Watch the video above.