1 Charge Dismissed at Trial for Lt. Brian Rice

BALTIMORE (AP) – A judge has dropped an assault charged against a police officer charged in the death of a black man injured in a police transport van.


Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams on Monday dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.


Rice still faces charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment and one misconduct charge. A second misconduct charge was dropped when the trial began last week.