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BALTIMORE (AP) - A police disciplinary board has cleared a Baltimore officer in a review of the death of a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in a police van.

The three-member panel ruled Friday that Lt. Brian Rice was not guilty on all charges. Rice is the highest ranking officer involved in the arrest and van transport of Freddie Gray in April 2015.

Gray died of a spinal cord injury a week after he was injured, setting off Baltimore's worst riots in decades. The unrest forced Maryland to bring in the National Guard.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A police disciplinary board has heard closing arguments in a probe of the highest ranking Baltimore officer involved in the 2015 arrest of a 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died from injuries he sustained in a police van.

Attorneys gave their closing arguments Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear when the three-member panel will issue a ruling.

Lt. Brian Rice was shift commander during the April 2015 arrest and van transport of Gray. Rice was acquitted in a criminal trial last year but still faced 10 charges before a police board.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer who responded to the arrest of a Freddie Gray who later died in custody didn't give a reason to investigators about why he didn't buckle the man into a seatbelt in the back of a van as required.

Detective Sgt. Thomas Curtis testified Monday at the start of administrative disciplinary proceedings in the case of Lt. Brian Rice, who is fighting for his job.

Curtis says when Rice was asked why he didn't put a seatbelt around Gray during an interview, he responded that "he just didn't."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Disciplinary trials for five Baltimore officers charged in the death of a 25-year-old man are scheduled to begin next month.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the trial for Officer Caesar Goodson will begin Oct. 30, followed by trials for Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Five of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the in-custody death of a young black man face disciplinary action.
 
An attorney representing the officers confirmed that three officers - Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Caesar Goodson- face firing, while two others-Officers Edward Nero and Garrett  Miller-face a five-day suspension. Officer William Porter does not face any disciplinary action.
 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing an appearance at a conservative group's gala by three officers charged but not convicted in the death of Freddie Gray who was injured in a police van.
 
WBAL-TV reports Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday he doesn't condone their appearance. He wants to examine whether department policy is stringent enough to bar that kind of off-duty activity.
 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Two Baltimore police officers are getting back pay after being cleared of criminal charges in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in a police van.

Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter will receive $96,855 and $70,523 respectively after being suspended without pay after being charged with manslaughter, assault and other charges in the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

White and Porter were among six officers charged in Gray's death. Prosecutors dropped their cases after three other officers were acquitted.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Three Baltimore police officers cleared of criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray now face internal administrative reviews.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Montgomery County police are leading investigations to determine whether Lt. Brian Rice and Officers Caesar Goodson Jr. and Edward Nero broke department rules when they arrested Gray and transported him in a police van last year.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The remaining trials for three officers charged in the death of a black man who was critically injured in a police van appear to moving forward, even though prosecutors have failed four times to get a conviction.

Officer Garrett Miller is scheduled to go on trial next week in the death of Freddie Gray.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he doesn't see the point of moving forward with charges against three officers in the death of a black man who was fatally injured in the back of a police van, now that three other officers have been acquitted.

Matt Clark, a Hogan spokesman, said the governor responded to a question after the acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice on Monday. The Washington Post reported Hogan said: "It's a waste of time and money," adding "but that's up to the court system to decide."

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