The verdict is officially in for one of the six officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. Around 11:00 am on Monday morning the Baltimore circuit court judge Barry Williams announced that Baltimore City police officer Edward Nero was not guilty on all four charges of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct and of reckless endangerment.
ABC news reports,
During the case, prosecutors argued that Nero had no regard for Gray’s safety and was reckless by ignoring policing rules when he failed to place a seat belt on Gray, who was placed on his stomach in shackles in the back of a police transport vehicle. Congressman Elijah Cummings, D-Maryland, said he would like to see seat belts in every police van moving forward.
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