Trial Of Freddie Gray Arresting Officer Edward Nero Nears End

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The case of Officer Edward Nero is nearing a conclusion. The defense will be calling its final witnesses Wednesday, and closing arguments are expected Thursday.

Edward Nero is the second officer to be tried in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. He faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges.

WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren has more on Tuesday’s testimony and the impact it could have on Nero’s case.

Officer Edward Nero’s defense made his training central to their case, bringing in his training officer, who said Nero never received instruction on police wagons, and an assistant attorney general, who trained him on arrests, to bolster their claim that Nero did nothing wrong the day Freddie Gray was taken into custody.