Edward Nero

Police trial board begins deliberations in case of lieutenant who oversaw arrest of Freddie Gray

Police trial board begins deliberations in case of lieutenant who oversaw arrest of Freddie Gray

Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice either neglected protocol while supervising the arrest of Freddie Gray or made reasonable decisions at a chaotic scene.

The question of whether Rice acted with reason or neglect was left Thursday to members of a police trial board. The panel’s members began deliberations after a four-day administrative trial for Rice, the highest-ranking officer to face administrative charges in Gray’s death.

In closing arguments Thursday, prosecutors sought to blame Rice for a series of alleged infractions surrounding Gray’s arrest and the injuries the 25-year-old suffered in the back of a police van more than two years ago.

The charges range from failing...

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