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Family: No accountability for man who died in police custody

FILE - in this June 23, 2016 file photo, a mural depicting Freddie Gray is seen past blighted row homes in Baltimore, at the intersection where Gray was arrested. The U.S. Department of Justice won't bring federal charges against six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose death touched off weeks of protests and unrest in Baltimore. The officers were charged by state prosecutors after Gray's neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon in April of 2015. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky File)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a Baltimore man whose death in police custody touched off unrest say they are “devastated” no one is being held accountable for his death.

Billy and Hassan Murphy spoke to reporters Wednesday after the U.S. Justice Department announced it would not bring federal civil rights charges against six officers.

Still, Hassan Murphy says he believes the attorneys, who were holdovers from President Barack Obama’s administration, were “frank and forthright” in their probe into the death of Freddie Gray.

Billy Murphy says as the family’s attorney he is privy to documents that will illustrate how some in the police department obstructed the investigation initially brought by Baltimore prosecutors.

Gray’s died in April 2015 after his neck was broken in the back of a police van.

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