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Another Cop Is Cleared in Freddie Gray Case

Brian Rice
Baltimore cop Brian Rice, left, arrives in court Monday.

The fourth officer to face trial in the death of Freddie Gray was cleared Monday of all charges. Lieutenant Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer accused in the case, was acquitted in a bench trial of manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and misconduct for failing to strap Gray into a seat belt after his arrest. Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore resident, died in April 2015 from injuries he allegedly received during a "rough ride" while in police custody. His death sparked mass protests against police brutality in Baltimore. 

Another Cop Cleared in Freddie Gray Case