Freddie Gray

cell phone

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.

mugshot

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.

mug shot

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."

msa.maryland.gov

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's mayor said Wednesday she will renew a push to add two civilians to police trial boards after a board of three officers ruled that a police van driver violated no policies when a black man was fatally injured inside his van.

The death of Freddie Gray in 2015 a week after he was injured during a police van ride sparked riots and reform efforts in the state capital, but police union opposition has kept civilians off such panels in Baltimore, even as civilians join police in handling complaints in other cities.

official photo

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says he remains committed to an effort to discipline officers for the treatment of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

Commissioner Kevin Davis issued a statement Tuesday after an administrative board found Officer Caesar Goodson didn't violate department policies while driving Gray to a police station in 2015. Gray died a week later from injuries suffered during the journey, touching off days of protests and rioting.

mug shot

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says he remains committed to an effort to discipline officers for the treatment of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody.

Commissioner Kevin Davis issued a statement Tuesday after an administrative board found Officer Caesar Goodson didn't violate department policies while driving Gray to a police station in 2015. Gray died a week later from injuries suffered during the journey, touching off days of protests and rioting.

family photo

BALTIMORE (AP) - A lawyer for the Baltimore police van driver who transported Freddie Gray the day his spine was severed says the police department is trying to run over Officer Caesar Goodson in "a bus without any evidence in it."

Attorney Thomas Tompsett accused internal investigators on Monday of ignoring evidence that could have exonerated Goodson. The van driver is accused of multiple violations of police policies relating to the fatal injuries suffered by Gray, who died a week after his April 2015 arrest.

mug shot

BALTIMORE (AP) - Closing statements are expected in the disciplinary hearing of a Baltimore police van driver who transported a black man who later died from injuries suffered on that ride.

Attorneys for Officer Caesar Goodson are scheduled to call a witness on police procedure in the case involving 25-year-old Freddie Gray before closing Monday.

Goodson is accused of failing to follow police policy by failing to buckle Gray into a seatbelt in a police van. He's also accused of failing to take Gray to a hospital after he asked for medical attention.

cell phone video

BALTIMORE (AP) - A board considering whether to discipline an officer at the wheel of a police van when Freddie Gray was fatally injured inspected the vehicle at Baltimore Police Department headquarters.

The department wants to fire Caesar Goodson for what it argues were violations of its policies in the handling of Freddie Gray after his arrest in 2015.

mugshot

BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police officers involved in arresting Freddie Gray who later suffered a fatal injury inside a police van have testified at a disciplinary hearing for the police officer who drove the van.

Officer Edward Nero told a three-member disciplinary board on Tuesday that Gray "was not showing any signs of a medical emergency," when he was first arrested and placed into the van in April 2015.

Nero also testified that Gray hadn't been fastened in the van because a crowd had started yelling at officers and they wanted to get out of the area quickly.

Pages