LI: Freddie Gray Trial VERDICT: Officer Edward Nero NOT GUILTY!

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From my post over at Legal Insurrection:

Today Judge Barry Williams returned a verdict of not guilty in the "Freddie Gray" trial of Baltimore police officer Edward Nero, reports Justin Felton of the Baltimore Sun.

Nero had been charged with second degree assault, reckless endangerment, and two counts of misconduct in office for his participation in the arrest and transport of Freddie Gray.

Gray had been arrested as part of a crackdown on a high-crime are of the City of Baltimore.  He would suffer a severe spinal injury while being transported in a police van, and would die of his injuries a week later.  After Gray's death Baltimore was wracked with riots, looting, and arson.

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