A photo of police officer Nero arresting Freddie Gray, who later died of injuries sustained during the arrest. (Photo: Google Images)
Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero is acquitted of charges related to the death of Freddie Gray. (Photo: Screen capture)
Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero is acquitted of charges related to the death of Freddie Gray.
(Photo: Screen shot)

CBS Local (Baltimore) is reporting arresting officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty

on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams Monday morning. The article states:

“Nero faced second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office.

Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. His bench trial began May 12 and final arguments were heard Thursday.

WJZ’s Ron Matz says the trial was attended by a group of Baltimore City police officers, most in plain clothes. After the verdict was read, they came up to Nero one by one, embracing him and slapping him on the back. Nero was seen with tears in his eyes…

According to WJZ’s Mike Schuh, who was outside the courthouse, there was a huge “roar of disapproval” that came from the protesters outside.”

Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died on April 19, 2015 of a spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody.

Read more at Baltimore.CBSLocal.com.

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