The highest ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has been found not guilty of all charges by a Baltimore judge.
Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty today in charges related to the arrest and death of the 25 year old Baltimore man who died in police custody last year.
Rice was the fourth law enforcement officer to stand trial in the case. Both officers Caesar Goodson and Edward Nero were acquitted earlier this year. Officer William Porter’s case resulted in a mistrial at the end of last year.
Lt. Rice faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.
Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams, who presided over two of the other cases involving Baltimore police officers, dismissed a second-degree assault charge against Rice earlier this month. Prosecutors also dropped a second misconduct charge.
Ironically, In September of last year, the city of Baltimore agreed to pay the Gray family $6.4 million to settle civil litigation in the case.