The head of the union that represents Baltimore police officers renewed his call for State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to drop charges against those charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray as another acquittal was announced Monday.
"We again strongly urge Mrs. Mosby to stop her malicious prosecution against the remaining three officers," Lt. Gene Ryan said at a news conference after Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams acquitted Lt. Brian Rice of all charges. "Based upon the evidence in previous trials, we are certain the remaining three officers will also be found not guilty."
Rice, the highest ranking of the six officers charged in the case, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.
Ryan, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, had previously called for Mosby to drop charges after the acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson last month. Officer Edward Nero was also found not guilty of all charges.
Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Garrett Miller are awaiting trial in the case. Officer William Porter is scheduled to be re-tried after a mistrial was declared in December. A jury was deadlocked on the charges against him.
Ryan also pointed to the judge's conclusion that prosecutors violated discovery rules multiple times.
"If Mrs. Mosby's office is willing to violate rules in these high-profile cases, we can only imagine what her office is doing in the cases that affect the citizens of Baltimore every day when no media is around," Ryan said.