Freddie Gray: Lt. Rice Trial Ends, Verdict on Monday
July 15, 2016
Prosecutors concluded their case for convicting the highest-ranking officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray with a passionate call to hold police responsible for their impact on communities.
“You are going to have to decide what … should the police do,” prosecutors told Judge Barry Williams on Thursday.
Judge Williams will announce a verdict in the case of Lt Brian Rice on Monday morning. He faces three charges, including manslaughter.
Janice Bledsoe, arguing for the state, said that Rice made a series of decisions on the morning of 12 April 2015 that led to Gray’s death in the back of the police transport van and resulted in weeks of unrest in the city.