Police Officer Charged With The The Death Of Freddie Gray Has Been Found Not Guilty

Police Officer Charged with The The Death Of Freddie Gray Has Been Found Not Guilty
Police Officer Charged with The The Death Of
Freddie Gray Has Been Found Not Guilty 
BHR Hollywood Reports..........A police officer was acquitted of all charges on Monday in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a black man who sustained a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody. The verdict is likely to renew debate over whether anyone will be held responsible for Mr. Gray’s death.

Police Officer Edward Nero, 30, had been charged with second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct for allegedly helping to arrest Gray without probable cause and then acting negligently by failing to make sure he was buckled in a police van.

Officers Charged In The Death Of  Freddie Gray 
Gray’s neck was broken during the transport while he was handcuffed and shackled by his feet. The 25-year-old man died a week later, causing an uproar in the city and across the country.

Officer Nero, who was implicated not in the death of Mr. Gray but in the opening moments of his arrest, then stood and hugged his lawyers as supporters pressed forward to congratulate him. He wiped away tears and, at one point, embraced Officer Garrett E. Miller, who is also charged in connection with the arrest of Mr. Gray

Perhaps a dozen protesters gathered outside the courthouse in the moments after the verdict was
Freddie Gray 
rendered, and some chanted the familiar protest cry, “No justice, no peace.”

“To see that officer walk away, and still no accountability, that hurts me the most,” said the Rev. Westley West, a frequent presence at demonstrations related to Mr. Gray’s death. “That could be me.”

The verdict, the first in any of the six officers implicated, comes a little more than a year after Mr. Gray died in April 2015.

The first trial, against Officer William G. Porter, ended with a mistrial in December. Mr. Gray’s death embroiled parts of Baltimore, which has a history of tension between the police and its residents, in violent protest and became an inexorable piece of the nation’s wrenching discussion of the use of force by officers, particularly against minorities.
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