Freddie Gray's family, and many of the protesters in Baltimore were overjoyed with the decision to charge the six officers in connection with the case.
Some took to the streets again on Friday to celebrate the news. However, members of the Baltimore Police Union had the opposite reaction, its members are outraged.
"No officer injured Mr. Gray, caused harm to Mr. Gray and they are truly saddened by his death," said Michael Davey of Baltimore's Police Union. "These officers did nothing wrong."
A spokesman for Baltimore's Police Union maintains the six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are innocent.
This after Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced her findings: the officers illegally arrested Gray, ever buckled him into the police transport van, and despite Gray asking several times for medical attention, he never received it.
"The findings of our comprehensive, thorough, and very independent investigation, coupled with the medical examiner's determination that Mr.
Gray's death was a homicide, which we received today, has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges," said Mosby.
Gray's family says this is a big step in the right direction.
"We're satisfied with today's charges," said Richard Shipley, Gray's stepfather. "These charges are an important step in getting justice for Freddie."
It's been a tense week in Baltimore. A curfew has been put into place after thousands of protestors hit the street, violently clashing with police and looting stores.
Closer to home, hundreds came head to head with police in front of the entrance to I-676 in Philadelphia during a "Philly is Baltimore" rally Thursday.
Police officers were trampled. At least 3 people were arrested, no one was severely injured.
All 6 officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are now out on bail. The charges range from assault to second degree murder.