Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death
A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Gray’s death.
Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams.
Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Gray’s death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he suffered on his ride in custody.