Police | Verdict raises doubt prosecutors will get a criminal conviction in the case
by Evan Wilt
Posted 7/18/16, 01:24 pm
A Baltimore judge acquitted Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer tied to the death of Freddie Gray, of all charges today.
This is the fourth time prosecutors have failed to secure a conviction against any of the six officers connected to the Gray case. Prosecutors accused Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office for failing to seatbelt Gray in a police van, where he fatally broke his neck. Today Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams threw out each charge, citing a lack of evidence.