Is this what Donald Trump means about making Amerikkka great again? Baltimore officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray.
No, the decision was not made by a jury of Nero’s peers.
Reports NBC Washington:
Nero, 30, had faced one count of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office and one count of reckless endangerment in the case.
Nero opted for a trial by judge, rather than by jury. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams announced his verdict shortly before 11 a.m. Monday.
Nero had faced up to 10 years in prison on the assault charge; the other charges carred [sic] five-year maximums.
Gray died on April 19, 2015, a week after his neck was broken after a “rough ride” for an arrest that was later found to be unwarranted. His death sparked a week of protests in Baltimore which included violence, looting and rioting.
The first officer to go to court, Police Officer William G. Porter, saw his trial end in a hung jury.
Where is the justice? Who is going to be held accountable for Freddie Gray’s murder?
Photo: Gray Family