Another Officer Has Been Acquitted In The Freddie Gray Case
Three officers, including Lt. Brian Rice, have now been acquitted in the 25-year-old's death.By Lauren Stephenson | July 18, 2016
The highest ranking officer to face a bench trial in the death of Freddie Gray will not head to prison.
On Monday, a Baltimore judge acquitted Lt. Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office, according to Newsy's partners at WMAR. Judge Barry G. Williams said prosecutors didn't prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
"He indicated that on more than one occasion that the state would love for him to presume or assume things. But in searching for the evidence to support that proposition, it just wasn't there," said Warren Brown, a defense attorney who is not involved in the case.