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Baltimore officers return to duty after Freddie Gray case. Here's what they're doing now.

The six Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are back on the job.

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Here’s a snapshot of their roles now, and what transpired since Gray’s death in 2015.

Lt. Brian Rice

Lt. Brian Rice, one of the six members of the Baltimore Police Department charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arrives on Tuesday at a courthouse for day 4 in his trial in Baltimore, Tuesday, July 12, 2016. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)

Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged, now works in the crime lab, which collects and processes evidence. He was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office last year. A police oversight panel found Rice not guilty of 10 administrative charges on Nov. 17. He had been charged with violating department policies in Gray’s arrest. He earns a salary of about $106,300.


Officer Caesar Goodson

Baltimore, MD.--7/18/16-- Baltimore Police officer Caesar Goodson Jr., who was found not guilty on charges relating to Freddie Gray last month, leaves Courthouse East after Circuit Court judge Barry Williams announced in court today that Officer Lt. Brian Rice is not guilty on all three charges relating to the death of  Freddie Gray last year.
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Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the driver of the van in which Gray was injured, now works in the CitiWatch unit, which monitors surveillance cameras across the city. He was acquitted of 21 administrative charges on Nov. 7. After an eight-day bench trial last year, Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Goodson not guilty on charges that included second-degree depraved-heart murder and three counts of manslaughter. He earns a salary of about $79,000.

Officer Edward Nero

Left to right, Attorney Marc Zayon and his client, Officer Edward Nero, leave Courthouse East.

Officer Edward Nero arrived at the scene shortly after Gray’s arrest and helped place him in the back of the police van. He now works in the department’s aviation unit, which runs the helicopter patrols. Nero faced misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office, but was acquitted after a five-day bench trial last year. He accepted what police called “minor disciplinary action” rather than contest his administrative charges. He earns a salary of about $67,700.

Officer Garrett Miller

Officer Garrett Miller, charged in the arrest of Freddie Gray, enters Courthouse East on Wednesday morning for his pretrial motions hearing. Prosecutors dropped all charges against Miller and remaining officers.

Officer Garrett Miller, who initially arrested Gray, was the other officer who accepted minor discipline. He now works in the marine unit, which polices the city’s waterfront and waterways. Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Miller in July 2016. And Miller also accepted what police called “minor disciplinary action” rather than contest his administrative charges. He earns about $66,100.

Officer William Porter

Officer William Porter enters Courthouse East during his trial last December, which ended in a hung jury and mistrial. A "clean team" has been named to ensure that any testimony he gives in the upcoming trial of fellow Officer Edward Nero isn't used at his own retrial.

Officer William Porter, who was called to check on Gray and found him unconscious, is now a detective, working alongside federal agents to investigate drug trafficking. He was the only one of the six who did not face administrative charges. Prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Porter following a mistrial in December 2015. He earns a salary of about $66,100.

Sgt. Alicia White

Baltimore, MD-11/1/16 -- EMBARGO PHOTOS--FOR JUSTIN FENTON PROFILE--Sgt. Alicia White, 32, visits N. Carey Street, in the Sandtown-Winchester neigborhood. Her church, The New Bethlehem Baptist Church, is on this street. Sgt. White was one of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, but after no convictions were obtained in the first three trials, the charges against the remaining three officers, including Sgt. White, were dismissed before going to trial. Amy Davis/ Baltimore Sun Staff Photographer - #4865

Sgt. Alicia White now works in the Strategic Services Bureau, a new unit that coordinates policy, officer training and discipline. She was a newly minted sergeant in the Western District when Gray was arrested. White checked on Gray and said later she didn’t see a reason to call medics. She called later when the van arrived at the station and Gray wasn’t breathing.Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against White last year and police dropped her administrative charges last week. She earns a salary of about $82,400.