Baltimore Officer Edward Nero Acquitted In Arrest Of Freddie Gray
A judge acquitted Baltimore officer Edward Nero of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray. He was one of six officers charged.By Christian Bryant | May 23, 2016
A Maryland judge acquitted an officer of all charges Monday for the role he played in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore police officer Edward Nero faced four misdemeanor charges, including second-degree assault, and two counts of misconduct. During the trial, prosecutors said Nero had the right to stop Gray but alleged things went too far when he and other officers manhandled Gray before questioning and frisking him.
Gray suffered a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody and later died from his injuries.