Use Code BALT69 for a $69 Ticket to One Day University on July 9

Freddie Gray case: Administrative trial for Sgt. Alicia White scheduled for Dec. 5

Baltimore Police Sgt. Alicia White is scheduled to be the third and final officer to stand trial on administrative charges related to the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

Her trial is slated for Dec. 5.

White was among five officers who were charged with violating police policies during Gray’s arrest and transport on April 12, 2015. Gray, 25, was found in the rear of the police van unconscious and with severe spinal cord injuries, and died a week later.

Officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller accepted minor discipline and are back at work. Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the driver of the van that transported Gray, was cleared of all 21 administrative charges on Nov. 7. Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer involved in the arrest, was cleared of all 10 administrative charges on Friday.

A three-member panel of law enforcement officers will hear arguments in the case against White. If the panel sustains any of the charges, it will recommend a punishment to Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who can accept that punishment or choose one of his own, up to and including termination.

If the panel finds White not guilty, that decision is final.

In 2015, White was charged criminally with manslaughter and other counts. But a year later, following the acquittals of three of her fellow officers in bench trials, State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby dropped all charges against White and two other officers.

In an interview with The Baltimore Sun last year, White maintained she did nothing wrong.

"I still believe that, when I went to work that day, I did everything that I was trained to do," White said. "Unfortunately, that day someone lost their life. But I feel like everything I was trained to do, I did."

richard.martin@baltsun.com

twitter.com/richardmar10

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad
81°