Defense Rest in Nero Trial: Verdict Expected Monday

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The defense has rested its case in the trial of Officer Edward Nero. He is the second Baltimore City police officer to stand trial in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.

Closing arguments will be delivered Thursday. A verdict is expected on Monday.

WJZ Investigator Mike Helgren has more on the defense’s final testimony.

The former head of Baltimore City police training said it would have been impossible to safely seat belt a resisting detainee in the back of a police van.

The defense never testified about the knife that Freddie Gray had on him when he was arrested. Prosecutors contended it was legal.

Before leaving the bench, Judge Barry Williams did not explain why he is waiting until Monday to deliver the verdict.