FREDDIE GRAY: Closing Arguments in Lt. Brian Rice Trial

BALTIMORE (AP) – Closing arguments are set in the trial of the fourth Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in the back of a police transport van.

The bench trial for Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray’s death, is to resume Thursday. Rice is facing manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct charges.

Gray died April 19, 2015, a week after he suffered a spinal injury while he was handcuffed and shackled, but left unrestrained by a seatbelt in the van. His death prompted riots last year in Baltimore.