Freddie Gray killed, policeman not convicted

This video from Maryland in the USA says about itself:

23 May 2016

On Monday May 23, 2016 the verdict is expected in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Officer Edward Nero is accused of assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Prosecutors say the 30-year-old arrested Gray without cause and was negligent in that he didn’t buckle the handcuffed Gray.

Gray passed on April 19, 2015, a week after his neck was broken while sitting in the back of a police van while he was handcuffed while not buckled in. Critics believe that Officer Nero deliberately left Gray unbuckled to subject him to a form of police brutality known as a “rough ride”, in which the handcuffed and unbuckled victim is thrown around in the back of the car due to aggressive driving.

From Julia Craven in the USA:

Judge Finds Baltimore Police Officer Not Guilty In Death Of Freddie Gray

Edward Nero was one of six officers involved in the arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died in police custody last year.

05/23/2016 11:03 am ET | Updated 40 minutes ago

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on Monday for his alleged role in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray a year ago.

Nero, 30, was facing misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and two counts of misconduct in office for his part in Gray’s arrest. He was also charged with reckless endangerment for shackling Gray and placing him in a police van without buckling his seatbelt. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Nero is the second of six officers to stand trial in connection to the death of Gray, a black man who sustained a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody on April 12, 2015. Gray died from his injuries a week later, on April 19, sparking citywide protests against police brutality. …

Baltimore Police Officer William Porter was the first to stand trial, in December, but the jury could not reach a verdict. Unlike Porter, Nero opted for a bench trial.

The verdict in Nero’s case could trickle down to the remaining trials, according to Barry Slotnick, a criminal defense attorney.

USA: Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors. Selection of an all-white jury in a Georgia capital case was “motivated in substantial part” by race: here.

USA: ‘MACHINE BIAS’ “There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks.” [Pro Publica]

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