And yet another injustice. The fourth (out of 6) and highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been acquitted of all charges.
Lt. Brian Rice was facing involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. His failure to put a seatbelt on Freddie “may have been an error in judgment and a violation of updated policy” the judge said, but he found prosecutors failed to prove it rose to a criminal level.
“The state failed to show that the defendant, even if he was aware of the risk, consciously disregarded that risk,” the judge said.
RIP, Freddie Gray.