The lawyer for Freddie Gray’s family on Sunday said that U.S. narcotics laws have disproportionately hurt the black community.
“The war on drugs has been a war on black people suspected of drugs,” Billy Murphy, Jr. told host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week.”
“That has to be addressed,” he said.
“We have to end this terrible war on drugs that has never been successful,” Murphy added. “We have to end this incarceration of black fathers that has destroyed so many families.”
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged six police officers for Gray’s death while in their custody.
On Sunday, Murphy argued that the case should remain in Baltimore despite concerns it might not receive fair judgment there.