The verdict is in for one of the officers tried in the death of Freddie Gray: not guilty.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Officer Edward Nero, 30, not guilty of all charges Monday, The Baltimore Sun reports. The officer elected to have a bench trial, which means he waved his right to a jury trial and allowed the judge to decide his fate. Read More
From Fox News
A judge in Baltimore Monday found a police officer not guilty on all charges against him in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, months after another officer’s trial ended in a hung jury.
Meanwhile, riot-trained officers from outside Baltimore started to arrive in the city in case of any unrest.
Officer Edward Nero faced second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges. Prosecutors said the 30-year-old unlawfully arrested Gray without probable cause and was negligent when he didn’t buckle the prisoner into a seat belt.
“Officer Edward Nero, his wife and family are elated that this nightmare is finally over,” defense attorney Marc Zayon responded. Read More