We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident
On April 12, 2015, Freddie Gray was taken into custody by Baltimore police officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller. Freddie sustained a spinal injury in a police van ride and died on April 19, 2015. Officer Ceasar Goodson was driving the van.
WBALTV reports that Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Caesar Goodson have been suspended, pending termination. They were found to have failed to follow policies for seat-belting Freddie Gray.
Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero who took Freddie into custody, face five days suspension without pay.
Officer William Porter, whose trial resulted in a hung jury, faces no punishment.
On July 29, 2016, charges were dropped by prosecutors after a jury deadlocked on charges against Porter, and a judge acquitted Rice, Goodson and Nero.
The internal discipline review, conducted by the Montgomery and Howard county police departments, determined the officers broke department rules.
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