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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) - There will be no trial by jury for the highest-ranking Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray whose neck was broken inside a police van. Lt. Brian Rice has chosen to be tried instead by a judge, the same one who acquitted two fellow officers in Gray's death.
 
Rice faces charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.
 

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Proceedings are scheduled to begin this week for the fourth Baltimore police officer slated to stand trial on charges stemming from the death of a 25-year-old prisoner whose neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon.

Pre-trial motions begin Tuesday in the trial of Lt. Brian Rice on charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in the death of Freddie Gray.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The attorney for the family of Freddie Gray is commending the judge who acquitted a police officer charged in Gray's arrest and says the family respects the verdict.

Billy Murphy said Monday that Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams should be commended for "not bending to public opinion in analyzing this case."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A judge is preparing to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams is expected to announce a verdict in Officer Edward Nero's case on Monday.

The 30-year-old faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges.

Gray died last year, a week after his neck was broken while he was handcuffed and shackled, but unrestrained, in the back of a police van.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - An attorney for an officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray has told a judge that the officer acted reasonably and did nothing wrong.

Officer Edward Nero's attorney got a handful of questions from a judge during closing arguments Thursday, but the inquiries were far fewer than what prosecutors faced.

Defense attorney Marc Zayon told Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams that Gray's detention was legal, and that Nero acted as any reasonably officer would under the circumstances.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Defense attorneys will finish presenting testimony in the case against a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, who died after being injured in the back of a police van.

The defense is expected to finish Wednesday and closing arguments are expected Thursday.

Officer Edward Nero faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges.

Gray died April 19, 2015, a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police van while he was handcuffed and shackled, but not restrained by a seat belt.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore police sergeant and an officer took the stand for the defense in the trial of an officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray.

Edward Nero faces multiple charges stemming from Gray's April 12, 2015, arrest. Gray died a week later after his neck was broken in the back of a police transport van.

Prosecutors say Nero illegally arrested Gray without probable cause and was negligent when he failed to secure Gray in a seat belt.

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BALTIMORE (AP)- William Porter's defense has presented him as a reasonable officer who did nothing wrong the day Freddie Gray was arrested, while prosecutors paint him as an indifferent cop who denied Gray medical care in the police wagon where he suffered a spinal injury that killed him.
    
Jurors will hear closing arguments Monday, then begin deliberating on which version they think is true.
    
Meanwhile, the city of Baltimore, still on edge after riots broke out in April on the day of Gray's funeral, braces for the verdict.
    

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DALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - A Baltimore police captain says officer William Porter did nothing wrong and even went above and beyond his responsibilities as an assisting officer on the day that Freddie Gray's neck was broken in the back of a transport wagon.
 

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