Barry Williams

Officer Edward Nero acquitted on all charges

Officer Edward Nero acquitted on all charges

Accused Baltimore City Police Officer Edward Nero was acquitted of charges all charges relating to the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams announced his verdict Monday morning, reading from a written statement.

Nero faced charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.

At issue during the six-day trial: the question of how much of a role Nero played in Gray's arrest, and whether his actions were malicious and intentional.

Williams said that he could find no evidence that Nero acted with malice, or that Nero's actions on April 12 were in any way out of line from what a reasonable officer...