Baltimore officer: Trial resuming in black man’s death

Author: The Associated Press
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BALTIMORE (AP) – Proceedings are set to continue for the fourth Baltimore police officer being tried on charges arising from the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man severely injured last year in police custody.

The bench trial of Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, was scheduled to resume Monday. Rice is facing manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office charges.

Gray died in April 2015, a week after he suffered a spinal injury in a police van, his death touching off protests and rioting in Baltimore that month.

Rice is the fourth of six officers – three white and three black – to stand trial in Gray’s death. Two were acquitted and proceedings for another ended in a mistrial.

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