In breaking news, Baltimore police officer Edward Nero — one of the 6 cops charged in the death of Baltimore native Freddie Gray — has been acquitted of assault and all other charges placed against him.
According to CNN, “Judge Barry Williams announced his decision Monday after a bench trial. Nero was charged with second-degree intentional assault, two counts of misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.”
Nero was one of the bike officers seen in the infamous video that helped apprehend Freddie during his arrest. This was the 2nd of six of trials involved in the Freddie Gray case. The first ended in a mistrial in December 2015 for officer William Porter.
This verdict comes more than a year after Freddie Gray tragically passed away in police custody on April 19th, 2015. For all the turmoil that the city of Baltimore experienced, we hope for peace and justice for Freddie and his family.
Read the rest of the report here. Rest in Peace, Freddie Gray.